In quite a surprising decision, the Indian woman named her newborn baby ‘GST’ to commemorate the mega launch of India’s biggest single tax reform till date.
Just following the stroke of midnight on June 30, as the Indian taxation system entered a new era, a new mother decided to name her child – born at 12:02 am on Saturday, July 1 – GST, after the Goods and Services Tax, to mark the launch of what is being touted by the central government as ‘India’s biggest single tax reform to date’.
— Nalin S Kohli (@NalinSKohli) July 2, 2017
As soon as the news of baby GST was shared in the online space, members of the BJP government were quick to send their wishes to the newborn.
Live long & healthy Baby GST! ☺️ https://t.co/7gz8cOLVdL
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 2, 2017
Party spokesperson Nalin S Kohli shared a picture of the mother with the child taking a selfie. “This is an empowering #GST & #SabkaSathSabkaVikas image on #BadaltaBharat under @narendramodi ji @BJP4India, from Rajasthan @VasundharaBJP”, he tweeted.
Even Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje picked up the tweet and added her wishes. “Live long & healthy Baby GST!” Raje tweeted.