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Manipur CPI condemns hike in GST rate

The CPI-MSC accused the government of disregarding the queries of the public by increasing the GST rates, despite the ongoing issue of oil price hike.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 28 Apr 2022, 10:59 am

(Representational Image: Unsplash)
(Representational Image: Unsplash)

The Communist Party of India, Manipur State Council (CPI-MSC) on Wednesday condemned the Goods and Service Tax Council (GST Council) over the hike in GST rates of essential and small items.

In a release, CPI-MSC stated that the party condemned the inclusion of GST for essential items such as chewing gum, chocolates, custard powder, hand bags and 32 inch colour TV.

It denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government for increasing the GST rates though many economists had declared that the economic status of the working class public had plummeted drastically owing to the Covid pandemic.

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It accused the government of disregarding the queries of the public by increasing the GST rates, despite the ongoing issue of oil price hike.

Since the Union finance minister increased the dearness allowance of the government employees, considering the wholesale price index and the consumer price index, the government employees face little or no difficulties due the increase in inflation or the price hike of essential items, it mentioned.

However, daily wage earners, scheme workers, and unorganised sector workers suffer the effects of price hike, it continued.

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It accused the government for torturing the public after the two-year long struggle of Covid pandemic, with the price hike of essential items such as petrol, diesel and LPGs.

Also Read: Fuel Price Hike: Self-taught Manipur lad creates ‘Personal Electric Vehicle’

 

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First published:27 Apr 2022, 4:53 pm

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GSTCPI-MSCgoods and service tax councilMnaipur CPI

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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