KANPUR: They drove on in silence for a few minutes. But their minds were thinking over a pertinent issue of constant inflation and low income. The man on steering told his friend sitting in the new car to not to engage himself intensely as he was also figuring out over the inflationary trends and its adverse impacts in general. Throwing a look over his friend’s shoulder, he grumbled: ‘It happened to be his first chance of giving anyone a really good piece of advice for ever so long. It, however, ended just like getting his teeth into a trouser leg.
His friend did not consciously place his ears to the terse reaction but he stayed behind in a huff. When Rahul Gandhi has lately defined categorically the Goods & Services Tax (GST) as Gabbar Singh Tax he certainly would have price rises into his mind after putting into operation this fiscal strain over one and all. Just as the forty-year-old Hindi film Sholay’s Gabbar frightened every viewer in those past days by his weird look and weighty dialogues in the film, the latest tax structure has been a dumb witness of the traders and consumers’ travails as the irritated opponents were conveying time and again.
A poor consumer even is not free from its side effects. He anyhow got his Adhaar Card ready for availing the benefits of the government’s pro-poor schemes but his craze shattered at decreasing source of income. He begins to consider how can he survive in the midst of increasing inflation rate and low-income trends? In such an adverse situation the identification card appears virtually redundant as consumers are now requiring more of the Udhaar Card. The existing Adhaar Card is no longer serving the required purpose so the strong need for different Card appears relevant at present.