Rajasthan resident names newborn baby girl GST, on the eve of June30

Rajasthan resident names newborn baby girl GST, on the eve of June30

On June 30, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee rolled out the biggest tax reform India has seen till date — Goods and Services Tax (GST) — with the push of a buzzer during a special midnight joint sitting in the Parliament, some 268 km away, in Jaipur, a girl was born.

Jasraj, a resident of Pali town of Rajasthan, was anxious that night. He was pacing up and down the hospital corridor expecting his wife to have a safe delivery.

That wasn’t his only worry. Waiting outside the labour room, Jasraj occasionally glanced at the television screen set in the corridor, and saw PM Modi and President Mukherjee rolling out GST when the clock struck 12.

 Exactly when Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee pressed the button to announce the implementation of the tax reform, Jasraj’s wife gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. Jasraj, who found it difficult to contain his excitement, named his newborn daughter GST.

A report in The PinkCity Post quoted him as saying, “It’s her nick name. We would call her GST at home, but when she is grown up and gets admission in a school, we would give her a proper name.”

Post GST rollout, Facebook and Twitter erupted with memes that said “GST is born” and “happy birthday GST!”

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