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Modi govt responsible for destroying Indian economy: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, July 18, 2022 (PPI-OT): Indian National Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi has hit out at the Narendra Modi led Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government over high taxes and unemployment, saying it destroyed what he termed as the world’s fastest growing economy.

Rahul Gandhi said this on Monday (today) while sharing a graph on Twitter showing how commodities like curd, paneer, rice, wheat, barley, jaggery and honey are being taxed now. He said there was no tax on these items of mass consumption earlier. “High taxes, No jobs. BJP’s masterclass on how to destroy what was once one of the world’s fastest growing economies,” Gandhi said on Twitter.

He also shared how hospital rooms for which Rs 5,000 is charged will be taxed at 5 per cent and hotel rooms below Rs 1,000 will be taxed at 12 per cent under the GST regime. Gandhi also said the GST on solar water heaters has been increased from 5 per cent to 12 per cent and on LED lamps and lights, from 12 per cent to 18 per cent.

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