”Good Information Story”: Shashi Tharoor Shares How Nirmala Sitharaman’s Intervention Helped Save A Child

Due to Shashi Tharoor, the household received a Rs 7 lakh GST exemption

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday took to Twitter to share a heartwarming story of how Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman got here to a child woman’s rescue and helped save her life. Mr Tharoor’s tweet informed the story of child Niharika who lately acquired assist from the Finance Minister to get a GST exemption of Rs 7 lakh on most cancers treatment upon the MP’s request.

Mr Tharoor shared photographs of the letter he despatched to the Finance Minister and an in depth account of what transpired. He merely termed the tweet as, ‘A #GoodNewsStory!

See the tweet right here:

Within the notice, Mr Tharoor narrated {that a} younger couple approached him and talked about that their child daughter, Niharika, was affected by uncommon most cancers, for which the therapy was an injection that value Rs 65 lakh. The mother and father sought intervention from the MP and knowledgeable him that they wanted a further 7 lakhs for GST that they may not afford.

Mr Tharoor then wrote to the Finance Minister looking for an exemption on GST citing ”humanitarian grounds.” As he acquired no reply, the MP determined to name the Finance Minister instantly and defined to her the situation of the child and the way she wanted the drugs instantly because the drug was perishable and would expire within the custody of customs.

”She was immediately sympathetic. She hadn’t seen my letter so I re-sent it,” the notice reads.

He additional mentioned that inside half an hour Mrs Sitharaman’s PS Sernya Bhutia reached out to him and mentioned that she had spoken to the CBIC Chairman Vivek Johri relating to the identical and that the household received an exemption by 7 pm on March 28.

”The household will get their injection, the child will dwell, and our exchequer will sacrifice 7 lakhs in GST earnings to convey life and pleasure to a small baby. Each time I’m assailed by doubts about spending a lot of my life in politics, one thing like this occurs and makes all of it worthwhile,” the notice additional reads.

Mr Tharoor concluded the notice by thanking the Finance Minister and mentioned her workforce has reaffirmed his ”religion in authorities, in politics, and in humanity”. The tweet has gone viral, garnering appreciation from customers who thanked each the ministers for his or her variety and noble gesture.

”Each you & @nsitharaman deserve appreciation for serving to the child. Serving to individuals ought to be above social gathering politics & you each have proven this will occur amidst the buying and selling of costs in opposition to one another’s social gathering. Effectively executed,” one consumer mentioned.

”Commendable certainly. It highlights the Govt equipment does work, and works quick if one has a real request, quick access to a conscientious consultant who is able to converse to a responsive minister,” one other commented. A 3rd wrote, ”Kudos to Tharoor ji for pursuing this matter critically and in addition the Nirmala ji for the exemption!”

A fourth mentioned, ”Really excellent news and a welcome gesture. I believe such pricey medication and particularly for ailments like most cancers, ought to be exempt from GST however the affordability for just a few.” Yet one more added, ”A stupendous story!! Such a noble trigger and I am glad that the finance minister took the choice rapidly. A #GoodNewsStory certainly!”