Sunday, 27 November 2022



LATEST NEWS More Than 21000 Jobs In Merely Eight Months Reflects Commitment Of State Government For Welfare Of Youth: Bhagwant Mann Advocate General office celebrates Constitution Day Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, under PM Modi, giant strides are being taken in the field of IT and new age technologies for better delivery of governance to citizens Maruti Suzuki & LPU Collaborated to host EFFICYCLE-2022 Competition at LPU Campus Chief Secretary R.D. Dhiman chairs high level meeting to review winter preparedness District-Level Constitution Day Function Held At Bachat Bhawan Atal Dulloo reviews working of Farmer Producer Organizations in Jammu Constitution Day : Judicial Academy organizes workshop, special skill enhancement training for Civil Judges of Jammu Province Week-long Shehri Jan Abhiyan from Nov 28, two-day MTMP-2.0 from Dec 5 : Dheeraj Gupta ACS Atal Dulloo visits Mega Fruit Plant Nursery, Chakroi, R S Pura Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta reads Preamble at Constitution Day celebration at Reasi Lt Governor Manoj Sinha Inaugurates Constitution Day Celebrations Amrit Maan Unveils The Title & Poster Of Debut EP ‘Xpensive’ Challa Song Review: Ninja Gives Impactful Vocal In Upcoming Punjabi Crime Thriller Snowman 'BB 16': Kajol, Revathy join Salman Khan 'Weekend Ka Vaar' NASA's Mars helicopter makes a short yet significant flight Veteran films, theatre and television actor Vikram Gokhale passes away at 77 Vivek Oberoi on his 'Dharavi Bank' role : Dignity of men in uniform is important Australia snatch 5-4 win against India in first match of hockey series Patriarchal Clash Between These Bollywood Celebrities Sheikh Zayed Festival intensifies preparations for UAE’s 51st National Day celebrations


MP Raghav Chadha meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, demands rollback of GST on 'Sarais'

Also seeks Special Financial Package for Punjab to address crisis of groundwater depletion

Raghav Chadha, AAP, Aam Aadmi Party, Aam Aadmi Party Punjab, AAP Punjab, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, BJP, Bharatiya Janata Party

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Chandigarh , 04 Aug 2022

Aam Aadmi party (AAP) senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha on Thursday met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and drew her attention towards several burning issues of Punjab., chief among them being imposition of  12% GST imposition on Sarais (inns) in the area around the  Golden Temple complex.

Addressing a press conference, MP Chadha said that he has submitted a memorandum to the union minister demanding immediate roll back of the GST on 'sarais' and the latter has assured him that all demands will be considered seriously. 

Chadha said that he also sought a Special Financial Package and additional water resources for the welfare of the Farmers of Punjab and also to address the issue of depleting water crisis. This is a matter which needs urgent attention if Punjab and its farmers are to be saved, he added. 

In his memorandum to the finance minister, the AAP MP said that the Central Government’s recent decision to impose 12 percent GST on Sarais has caused great anguish to the followers of the Sikh religion and to devotees who travel from across the country to visit the Sri Darbar Sahib, the holy Golden Temple.

He said that all Indians are aware of the peaceful and liberating message of Ik Onkar (one God) that has been spread far and wide through the majesty of the holy Golden Temple, which provides an open house of worship for all people. More than a lakh devotees per day visit the holy shrine from across the world.

Therefore, sarais for pilgrims are far from the concept of a hotel and the decision to impose 12 percent GST on their activities amounts to an unnecessary financial burden on the Sangat (faithful). It should be immediately rolled back.He said that collected  GST from on sarais by the Central Government cannot be a more important motive than facilitating the spiritual journey of devotees who come to worship at the Holy Golden Temple. 

This step of the government reminds us of the Mughal era when Aurangzeb imposed jizya tax on pilgrims.Raising another crucial issue of a drastic fall in groundwater table in Punjab,  Chadha demanded an immediate financial package and said that the union government should grant additional water resources to the state.

“Punjab is the state which made the country self-reliant in food production in the sixties and seventies when the whole country was suffering from acute shortage of food grains. Punjab led the Green Revolution and took the initiative to grow paddy which was not a part of our staple diet. 

The cultivation of paddy has resulted in an alarming fall in ground water that has now reached  a dangerous level and needs urgent intervention. Punjab and its farmers stood for the nation and made a huge sacrifices in times of crisis. Today, it is the responsibility of the Union Government to grant aid in the form of a financial package, to enable the state to deal with this crisis, ” Chadha said in his memorandum submitted to the finance minister.


Tags: Raghav Chadha , AAP , Aam Aadmi Party , Aam Aadmi Party Punjab , AAP Punjab , Nirmala Sitharaman , Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs , BJP , Bharatiya Janata Party



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD