The GST Council had in June decided that a 12 per cent tax will be levied on all hotel rooms that cost below Rs 1,000 per day
AAP MP Raghav Chaddha. Pic/PTI
AAP MP Raghav Chadha on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the national capital and sought a rollback of 12 per cent GST on inns near the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
The GST Council had in June decided that a 12 per cent tax will be levied on all hotel rooms that cost below Rs 1,000 per day.
“Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab Raghav Chadha met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and submitted a letter regarding withdrawal of the decision of imposing 12 per cent GST on ‘sarais’ (inns) located near the Golden Temple in Amritsar,” the Aam Aadmi Party tweeted.
Met with the Hon’ble Finance Minister today to raise two important issues on behalf of people of Punjab:
1. Rollback of 12% GST imposition on Sarais around Sri Harmandir Sahib ji, Amritsar
2. Special Financial Package for the State of Punjab, the food bowl of India. pic.twitter.com/NcY1z6j28h
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) August 4, 2022
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday condemned the Centre for imposing GST on inns, saying it targets the pilgrims staying at the ‘sarais’ near the Golden Temple.
Terming the GST council’s decision arbitrary and irrational, Mann had said the ‘sarais’, including Guru Gobind Singh NRI Niwas, Baba Deep Singh Niwas and Mata Bhag Kaur Niwas were associated with the Golden Temple.
Mann also said these inns were meant for the devotees visiting the holy shrine and had always been an integral part of the gurdwara complex.
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