‘#PaneerButterMasala’ Memes Trend On Twitter After GST Gets Imposed On Necessary Food Items
Inflation is a serious concern for all of us, it is badly hitting middle class and lower class of the society as their incomes are not increasing much but the prices of necessary goods including the food products are increasing at a high pace.
Recently, the government imposed Goods & Services Tax (GST) on some food items such as curd, paneer, butter, pulses, wheat, maize, besan, aata/flour, suji, etc. and it created a storm on the social media. These food products are necessary items and GST imposed on them will heavily affect pockets of public.
However, soon the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman made it clear that the GST Council has exempted all such items from GST if they are sold loose, not pre-packed or pre-labeled.
She posted the list of goods with the caption, “The @GST_Council has exempt from GST, all items specified below in the list, when sold loose, and not pre-packed or pre-labeled. They will not attract any GST. The decision is of the @GST_Council and no one member. The process of decision making is given below in 14 tweets.”
The @GST_Council has exempt from GST, all items specified below in the list, when sold loose, and not pre-packed or pre-labeled.
They will not attract any GST.
The decision is of the @GST_Council and no one member. The process of decision making is given below in 14 tweets. pic.twitter.com/U21L0dW8oG
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) July 19, 2022
But till then, Twitterati had got enough fodder to troll the Indian government and those people got more active who love to have paneer butter masala because 5% GST has been imposed on paneer, 12% on butter and 5% on masala.
Here are some of the selected Twitter reactions:
#GST impact explained..!!#ModiTax#inflation2022 #AAP #AamAadmiParty pic.twitter.com/Ys1eEwkfiV
— Jayant Deshmukh – जयंत देशमुख (@jayantdeshm) July 21, 2022
5% GST reminds me of pic.twitter.com/x0IjYakASY
— Dr. Maninee 💜 (@maninee_writes) July 17, 2022
GST Law growing day by day pic.twitter.com/uCXDsfCeMX
— Basu-CA & RV (@Basappamv) July 20, 2022
Me to my stomach after eating 2 full bowls of Paneer Butter Masala: pic.twitter.com/TU0TmIoQj7
— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) July 20, 2022
GST on Paneer butter masala after this GST mathmatics Exam comes new Calculation 🤣😃😂 Keep Solve pic.twitter.com/74DPCjaa58
— A. AHMAD (@ASGARAHMAD84) July 20, 2022
Epic 😅 #gst pic.twitter.com/h11bZ9mgLL
— Hrithik jaju (@hrithikjaju) July 20, 2022
Paneer Butter Masala After all, these sisters proved to be right. 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/gb76MmyFGr
— #GyaniBaba 💯🚩🔄🚩 (@ChoudharyChach1) July 20, 2022
Paneer Butter Masala at Middle Class Homes After New GST slabs. pic.twitter.com/mfFzw5TziA
— Garima Kaushik (@Garimakaushikk) July 20, 2022
Feeling Rich 🤑 with 69 others after 5% GST hike.
This will be our pizza in next few years🤩.
Thanks #NirmalaSitharaman #Modi
#GST #GSThike #ModiHaiToMumkinHai pic.twitter.com/M9d1ARhnnc
— Rakesh (@N0tRocky) July 19, 2022
In Modinomics,#GST for Diamonds is 1.5%, but GST for #Rice and #curd is 5%. Spare the #rich, #tax the #poor is New #India?!#LamaLines pic.twitter.com/6IdBXS4syX
— Lama Lines (@LamaLines) July 19, 2022
Me eating Paneer Burger after 5% GST hike#gstcouncil #paneer #butter #masala pic.twitter.com/FJRsxoydHT
— Unfiltered Indian (@Unfiltered_IND) July 20, 2022
Indian middle class family eating paneer butter masala after increase in GST…#memes #GSThike pic.twitter.com/NHsbyzkmvZ
— सख्याहरी (@sakhyahari) July 20, 2022
After GST on atta it feels Nirmala Sitharaman is dining with me everyday. #gst #gstindia #gstupdates #nirmalasitharaman #GSThike #GSTcouncil pic.twitter.com/ZhxO73ZVkj
— Sachit Bhatia (@sachitbhatia) July 18, 2022
Paneer Butter Masala is trending.
Me in hostel : pic.twitter.com/oZHOTjhRDC
— Varsha saandilyae (@saandilyae) July 20, 2022
GST now this much simple and easy pic.twitter.com/73L76OROf3
— Basu-CA & RV (@Basappamv) July 19, 2022
Paneer Butter Masala#GST #Pricehike #paneerbuttermasala pic.twitter.com/uLM2xtImWV
— Sab Moh Maaya Hai (@MohMaaya_1) July 20, 2022
GST explained in Simple Words. pic.twitter.com/qGr2URtbaA
— Abhishek Singhi (@Abhi_singhi) July 20, 2022
If curd is processed at home, to whom shud I pay 5% GST @nsitharaman ji..#NirmalaSitharaman pic.twitter.com/b7x57ZoxOh
— Dharani Reddy V® (@DharaniR_) July 20, 2022
Me and My Friend Taking #PaneerButterMasala in wedding function.#PaneerButterMasala pic.twitter.com/6yi7SIwBgz
— AnuBhav (@the_AnuBhavKr) July 20, 2022
This cartoon on #GST could not have been more apt! pic.twitter.com/T9WoZg3QNa
— Navajyoti Patnaik (@NavjyotiPatnaik) July 21, 2022
The biggest question in front of the vegetarians is what they will eat now if their favourite dish paneer butter masala will get costly 😉
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