New Delhi, Oct 12: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reportedly charging 18 per cent GST on holy Ganga water saying that this is height of loot and hypocrisy by the government.
Writing a post in Hindi on X (formerly Twitter), Kharge said, "Modiji, the importance of Mother Ganga, the provider of salvation for a common Indian, from birth till the end of his life is very high. It is good that you are in Uttarakhand today, but your government has imposed 18 per cent GST on the holy Ganga water itself."
"For not even once did you think what would be the burden on those who order Ganga water in their homes. This is the height of loot and hypocrisy of your government," he added.
The remarks from the Congress leader came in wake of Prime Minister Modi's visit to Uttarakhand.