New Delhi, April 4: Congress President Sonia Gandhi supported a petition started by party MP Sushmita Dev requesting the government to make sanitary napkins tax-free, party sources said on Monday.
They said in a letter to Dev expressing her whole-hearted support to the cause.Gandhi said during the UPA rule, she had requested Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to provide sanitary napkins free of cost to the poor.
Dev requested Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to remove tax on sanitary pads.
To seek public support she also started a petition on the online platform “change.org” to seek public support for the cause.
According to a release issued by change.org, 2,04,518 people from India also supported the petition.