Impose at least 50% VAT on tobacco products: Harsh Vardhan to states

In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50 per cent on all tobacco products to "make them less affordable".

Withdraw VAT on sugar: Cong MLA

Randhawa said that by imposing VAT on sugar, the Punjab government is contributing to the inflation and later blaming others for high inflation.