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CPM Leaders Protest Against GST Hike On Food Items

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Shimla, July 23:  The Shimla committee of the CPM today criticised the Central Government for imposing Goods and Services Tax (GST) on food items. It said that it was for the first time in the past 75 years since Independence that eatables such as flour, rice, cheese , milk, fish, meat and jaggery had been taxed.

The GST on these items would further fuel inflation and a sharp rise in food prices would badly hit common people, said Sanjay Chauhan, former Mayor of the Shimla Municipal Corporation.

CPM leaders held a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here. They said that on the one hand, the government had made the life of ordinary people difficult by increasing the prices of essential goods such as LPG, petrol, diesel during the Amrit Mahotsav year and on the other it was giving relief to industrialists. Chauhan alleged that 12 per cent GST on hotels would hit the tourism industry. Even goods used for cremation had been taxed, he added.


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