GST on essentials made the life of people bad to worse


Parota, a poor man’s food, wage earners’ evening food, milk consumed more infants, eggs, books, pulses, and what not? The BJP government at Centre has been working round the clock searching for new items to be included in GST.

Nearly 99 percent of essential goods and services an average man needs have taxed a minimum of five percent to 18 percent. Even coconut water is taxed at 18 percent GST.

In a country that is known as `Annapurna’, people will have to beg soon with the anti-people policies of the BJP government. Nearly 50 percent of goods and services were out of tax purview before the introduction of GST. People were happy that way indeed.

Meanwhile, the Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitaraman who could answer in Parliament due to din took to Twitter and said the decision to include more items in GST was taken with the consent of states. They include Punjab, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, and Kerala which are all part of GST council.

Economist Mr D Papa Rao observed that the policies of the BJP government were in favour of corporate companies and they results in increased hunger among the poor in the country. About 7.01 inflation is prevailing in the country and if the government adopts and continues with these measures, India will go the way Sri Lanka went, he opined.


By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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