GST's ruckus increased on Darbar Sahib's inn: BJP leaders in Punjab also landed in protest; MP Chadha arrives to meet Finance Minister Sitharaman
- 11:23 AM August 4, 2022
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The uproar has increased to install 12% GST on the inn of religious places. Apart from opposing parties in Punjab, BJP leaders have also come out against it. Senior BJP leader Harjeet Grewal and State Secretary Sukhpal Saran have demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw it. At the same time, Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab, Raghav Chadha met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Delhi. He demanded the withdrawal of GST on the inn. CM Bhagwant Mann has already demanded to withdraw the decision to impose GST.
withdraw the decision by honoring religious sentiments: Sukhpal Sarabhajpa state secretary Sukhpal Saran said in a letter to the PM that the center said that the center Has imposed 12% GST on Saras and Dharamshalas built in religious places. These Dharamshalas are made for social purpose with the donation of people. Which run institutions without any profit. People stay here by paying less money. It is also free in many places. Therefore, honoring the sentiments of the devotees, instruct to withdraw this decision. There is no intention of PM Narendra Modi has the most reverence for the Gurus. Sarai is not a business organization. The government will fix this order soon. This is the fault of officers or the rest of the people. He also apologized for this.
Aurangzeb -like Jaziya tax levied: After meeting the minister, MP Raghav Chadha said that I have spoken on behalf of 3 crore Punjabis. Millions of people come to the Golden Temple every day. This Sangat lives in the stars built outside the Darbar Sahib. The central government has also insulted Sangat and their service by applying 12% GST on these small inn. This tax reminds us of the Jiziya tax of Aurangzeb, the ruler of the Mughal period. When Aurangzeb also taxed the pilgrimage. I have demanded the Finance Minister to withdraw the tax.
CM Bhagwant Mann also protested CM Bhagwant Mann, who also protested, opposed GST on Saras. Mann said that Sarai is non -business institutions. Their purpose is to provide the facility to those who visit the holy place. No profit is taken in return. He said that Guru Gobind Singh is related to Sarane Darbar Sahib including NRI Niwas, Baba Deep Singh Niwas, Mata Bhaag Kaur Niwas. By imposing tax, people will be forced to take rooms at an expensive rate. Center takes it back immediately.Read more: LIVE Bhaskar Updates: Birds collided with Go First flight going from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh, aircraft diverted
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11:23 AM August 4, 2022