JMM attacks Centre over increase in GST on food items

Ranchi: The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has again attacked the Modi government at the Center over the increase in the rates of GST especially those imposed on food and dairy products.

Senior JMM leader Supriyo Bhattacharya in a press conference said that GST has now become synonymous with ‘Tax on the breath for living’. Along with this, the JMM leader also took a dig at the Modi government on the issue of unemployment in the country. He said that in the 47th meeting of the GST Council, the Modi government has done the work of putting the economic burden on the middle class by increasing the tax on items of everyday use.

He said that the bun (bread) eaten with tea in the morning will now attract 5 percent tax, and slate and chalk will attract 18 percent tax. If one buys a diamond from a big brand then only 1.5 percent tax will have to be paid on it which tells that now people will have
to pay tax on the breath to live.

Supriyo said that if there is even a little sensitivity in the central government then it should make a standard for the tax to be taken from the citizens of the country. Bhattacharya said that the Modi government today is directly targeting the middle class on the pretext of GST. 5 percent on taking 10 kg of flour and no tax on taking 50 kg.

Tax will have to be paid on taking 1 liter of oil but no tax on taking 15 liters of oil that is the big people are directly exempted from tax he said adding that it is clear that the concept of a welfare state has ended in the Modi government.

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