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Thanking Rahul Gandhi For Braille Paper Custom Duty Exemption? Truth Is Something Else

Published on 1 March, 2016 at 12:25 pm By

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done away with the 10 per cent custom duty on Braille paper in Budget 2016.

 

Braille Print

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Jaitley mentioned that he acted upon Rahul Gandhi’s suggestion:


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Arun Jaitley

 

And Rahul thanked him.

 


While the headlines went along the FM-mentioned-Rahul line, the truth is that the real thanks should go to two Bangalorean girls – Chandana Chandrasekhar and Harshitha C.

The visually impaired girls apprised Rahul, when the Congress VP was visiting Mount Carmel College, that many were unable to afford the paper because of its rising price due to custom duty.


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Rahul Gandhi with blind

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Chandrasekhar even sent a mail to Gandhi.

 



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Gandhi then forwarded the letter to Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of State for Commerce.

 

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And thus was slashed the custom duty.

 

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This commendable move will bring down the prices of the print that is essential to the 80 lakh blind or visually challenged people of India.

The pursuit of Chandrasekhar in ensuring that the visually challenged people in our country are able to follow their dreams deserves a standing ovation. And that Rahul Gandhi played his role in it is praiseworthy, too. (Though the ‘my suggestion’ part in his tweet pricks.)


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