Remember the ‘Rahul Bose Moment’? Here is a quick recap, actor Rahul Bose was charged 442 rupees for two bananas, and he took to twitter to express his displease. In the video, he explained how the hotel was beautiful and posh, and at the end, he showed the bill of 442 rupees.
You have to see this to believe it. Who said fruit wasn’t harmful to your existence? Ask the wonderful folks at @JWMarriottChd #goingbananas #howtogetfitandgobroke #potassiumforkings pic.twitter.com/SNJvecHvZB
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) July 22, 2019
People were shocked by this, and soon a trend started of ‘Rahul Bose Moment” where people shared their own experience where they were overpriced for something.
The matter was taken into notice by the authorities, and a high-level investigation had been ordered. And it seems like the verdict is out. Excise and Taxation Department, Chandigarh charged the 5-star hotel for violation of section 11 of CGST (illegal collection of tax on an exempted item).
Fine of Rs 25,000 imposed on hotel JW Marriott by Excise and Taxation Department, Chandigarh for violation of section 11 of CGST (illegal collection of tax on an exempted item) in connection with actor Rahul Bose's tweet over the price of two bananas served to him by the hotel.
— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2019
People were amused by the speed of the decision taken and some were unhappy with the charge handed out. See how people reacted :
— अदिति जोशी (@ADITIJOSHI01) July 27, 2019
What a joke GST is. Only 25K fine …
— Tej Narang (@TejNarang) July 27, 2019
— That Bearded Guy (@GUY_WITH_BEARD7) July 27, 2019
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) July 27, 2019
Meanwhile Rahul bose : pic.twitter.com/buRfFRE84w
— Subham (@subhsays) July 27, 2019
Rahul Bose to JW Marriott pic.twitter.com/YqsaDDRgNW
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) July 27, 2019
To Rahul Bose: pic.twitter.com/bNecCcO8dR
— رومانا (@RomanaRaza) July 27, 2019