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Special mention: Why Arun Jaitley thanked Rahul Gandhi in Budget 2016 speech?

Rahul’s Name Cropped Up After Jaitley Accepted Rahul Gandhi's Suggestion Of Tax Exemption For Braille Paper, Which Is A Specialized Equipment For Visually-challenged People.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 29 Feb 2016, 04:21:47 PM

New Delhi :

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday found a special mention in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2016 speech.

Rahul’s name cropped up after Jaitley accepted Rahul Gandhi's suggestion of tax exemption for Braille paper, which is a specialized equipment for visually-challenged people.

Earlier, Congress VP had received a request from a student in Bengaluru's Mount Carmel College who sought his intervention on the issue.

Chandana Chandrasekhar met Rahul during his visit to the college and narrated the roadblocks she was facing as a visually-challenged commerce student.

"I would be grateful if you could highlight this issue and have these detrimental policies reversed. This customs duty policy affects all categories of people with impairments," she wrote.

The request forced Rahul to send a letter to commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking intervention on the issue.

The end result was 

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First Published : 29 Feb 2016, 04:17:00 PM