Have you come across a receipt by Sulabh International of a bus stand in Ludhiana that charges an extra Re 1 as Goods and Services Tax (GST)? Well, fake as it sounded, it has turned out to be exactly that.
Many users on Twitter have been putting a snapshot of a bill for using the Sulabh facilities
One of them is former IPS Sanjiv Bhatt who shared the picture of the bill on Twitter.
The bill, translated from Punjabi, reads:
Sulabh shauchalay bus stand Ludhiana
Shauchalay charge parchi
1 aadmi: Rs. 5
GST: Re. 1
Total: Rs 6
Among the many users who tweeted it out is controversial ex-IPS officer from Gujarat, Sanjiv Bhatt.
Another first for Modi: पंजाब में रोडवेज बस स्टैंड पर सुलभ शौचालय की रसीद है ये 5 रुपये शौच करने का चार्ज और एक रुपया जी ऐस टी कुल 6 रुपये । pic.twitter.com/CKwsnqtqKr— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) July 29, 2017
The photo of the receipt has been attracting snide remarks like:
There were other users who supported this and wrote:
Feeling very patriotic today, went to Sulabh Sauchalaya and paid Rs 1/- to Modi as GST.Vikas mein mera 'yog'dan— Swati Joshi (@SWATI_V_JOSHI) July 31, 2017
Now we are paying GST for Sulabh also great . pic.twitter.com/XRPpuz7sUg— Sukhdev Singh (@SinghSukhdev66) July 31, 2017
ScoopWhoop News talked to AK Singh, spokesperson for Sulabh International in Punjab, who confirmed that the viral receipt is fake. "We don't even operate any Sulabh facility at the said bus stand in Ludhiana," he said.
(Feature Image Source: Twitter)