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Cong will provide free sanitary pads to girl students

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Vadodara: The Congress will provide sanitary napkins to girl students in Gujarat free of cost by abolishing GST if voted to power, All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev announced here on Wednesday.

Dev also attacked Narendra Modi government for imposing “12 per cent” GST on sanitary napkins, which she said “runs contrary” to the government’s “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” campaign for girls, reports IANS. “Imposition of 12 per cent GST on sanitary napkins is a big shocker for poor girls and women. The Modi government did not slash the tax (on sanitary napkins) despite demands raised by various NGOs,” Dev said while addressing reporters.