Modi Govt Exempts Sanitary Pads From GST, Twinkle Khanna And Twitterati Applaud The Decision

6:02 pm 22 Jul, 2018


Akshay Kumar and wife Twinkle Khanna are the perfect examples of how to promote social causes via Bollywood stature. Some time back, Akshay Kumar starer ‘Padman’ got released and created a huge sensation across the globe.

But the ripple effects of the movie which came late last year are still present, read on to know how. The movie, as all know, sought to create awareness over menstrual cleanliness in India. It traces the life of Lakshmikant Chauhan who created a pad making machine which benefits millions to date.


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Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar. Source


Both Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna believed in their cause immensely. They were seen promoting the use of sanitary pad amongst Indians with passion. And many TV, as well as Bollywood celebs, joined them in their endeavor.


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(L to R) Twinkle, Akshay, and Radhika Apte at ‘Padman’ promotional event. Source


We even saw Twinkle Khanna express her views on the need for sanitary pads to be exempt from taxation. Here is a video of her interview where she talks about the issues:


While many tweeps agreed with the actor- author’s views, there were many who trolled her for it. But it seems like Twinkle is the one having the last laugh.

Just a day ago, the Modi government has announced its decision to exempt sanitary napkins from GST application. As soon as the news broke on social media, people rejoiced and applauded the government’s efforts. And Twinkle did not let this opportunity go, she soon tweeted giving it back to those who trolled her before. Have a look at her tweet below:




Actor Akshay Kumar was not far behind. He also tweeted an emotional response applauding the government for reaching this conclusion:


Soon the Twitterati also joined in singing praises of the Modi government on making this monumental decision for the medical safety of Indian women. This is what some of the tweets went like:


This decision is great!


Hats off to Piyush Goyal and BJP


It’s a great decision for all the ladies


Glad for all the ladies


Well, we too are glad at the Modi Govt’s decision and hope they continue with the empathetic streak. What do you think?