These flooding conversations or tweets reflected the nation’s sentiment on the largest tax reform since Independence.
Twiterrati used several hashtags starting from #GSTIndia to #GSTForCommonMan, to express their opinions and conversations about GST.
GST was launched during a special midnight Parliamentary session on June 30 and it was applicable from July 1. The tax reform is based on a four-tier tax slab — 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent.
Several social media sites were also jam packed with various pictures posted by people of receipts issued in grocery stores or eateries showing tax deductions as GST
“Conversations around the launch of the GST exemplify Twitter as the best place for people to connect with what’s happening in India and around the world and express their opinions,” Twitter India Head of Public Policy and Government Mahima Kaul said in an official communiqué.
“The platform witnessed a myriad of perspectives from Indian audience, in support as well as raising their concerns about GST,” She added.
“With more than a million tweets on GST, we hope the public feedback will help to facilitate greater citizen engagement on the topic,” Kaul said.
As per Twitter analytics, conversations on the platform peaked at 12:30 AM on July 1 with 1,100 tweets per minute.