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‘Cruel’ to hike GST on some essential items of consumption, it’ll increase inflation: Congress

New Delhi, July 20: The Congress on Wednesday said it is "cruel" on the part of the government to raise taxes on some essential items of consumption as it will lead to a further rise in inflation. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh slammed Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over her defence of the hike in Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on food items, alleging the Narendra Modi government is penalising aspiration and a desire to buy more hygienically packed goods. He said "branded and labelled" is very different from...
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