Twitter hilariously reacted on the announcement of GST cut on Friday for Gujarati snack, Khakra, which is a favourite cracker in Gujarat. The tax is reduced by 12% to 5% on the snack, as per the finance minister, Arun Jaitley.
People trolled the GST slash for especially Khakra as it is widely used in Gujarat, Twitterati wondered why other snacks such as theplas and fafdas from the Prime Minister’s home state were not included in the list of revised GST rates.
But seriously, what about thepla?
— Vidyut (@Vidyut) October 6, 2017
What about Fafda? https://t.co/cK9Gijx2LF
— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) October 6, 2017
To bring relief to small businesses, GST rate was brought down for 27 commodities, including chapati, sliced dried mangoes, unbranded namkeens, unbranded Ayurvedic medicines, stationery, man-made yarn.
The crisp cracker is prepared with wheat flour, salt and oil.
Here are some more jokes:
GST on Khakra reduced. Happy for my Gujarati friends but as a Punjabi-Sindhi, I feel cheated. What about Chole-Bhature? Papad? Kaju katli?
No matter how good you are, luck & timing is key to success. One moment you may be just another food, and the next moment you can be Khakra.
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) October 7, 2017
This Diwali, choose to gift sliced, dried mangoes, khakra or unbranded namkeen
Ate too much Khakra 5% GST. Felt uneasy, went to Dr., charges were high, I asked why? he says Stethoscope, BP apparatus has 12% GST, really?
— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) October 6, 2017
While the others questioned the government, asking their priority over other items, such as sanitary napkins.
Does breaking a khakra make more noise than opening a sanitary pad in the washroom?
— Ailaa (@AaliaAilaa) October 7, 2017