- Recently, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads.
- She attacked Modi government by saying that this government has failed to solve the problems of women. On Thursday, for tax-free sanitary pads, NCP agitated under the leadership of Supriya Sule.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP said, “We do not want to argue with the government. It’s a kind request to them. Since last six months, we are demanding to make sanitary napkins tax-free. But, this government has failed to solve the problems of women. Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, if the women do not get sanitary pads then this campaign is a fake campaign.”
She added, “We do not wish to protest. Tax-free sanitary pads are very woman’s right. Despite of writing letters to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, nothing has been done. Sanitary napkin is the necessity of every woman. This issue is of every woman of the country. Women across the country should be united and pressurise the government by starting from Maharashtra.”
Woman’s health is of utmost importance along with the hygiene. Owing to which, the government should take a decision on it as soon as possible. The NCP women’s wing protested across the state regarding this issue.