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Ahead of Gujarat polls, GST cut on Khakhara raises question on BJP’s desperate attempt to win elections

Taking the cognizance of the matter over growing disharmony among the small traders and enterprises, the government of India and the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, held the GST meet and helped bring down the strife among them.

The government was facing sharp criticism over the poor implementation of GST and announced the slew of measures of which the reducing the tax on Khakhra, famous dish in Gujarat, from current 12 percent to 5 percent remains the hot topic of discussion among the masses. The tax, many on the internet went to rename it to ‘Gujarat and Service Tax’, was implemented in the wake of the Gujarat Assembly Election.

The step sharply critcised by the online netizens and garnered a lot of traction and became a hot topic of meme on twitter:

Other than these products, a group of ministers will also relook the current GST rate of 18 percent on air-conditioned restaurants to bring it down to 12 percent. They will present their recommendations in two weeks.

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