After actor Rahul Bose's banana controversy that resulted in a ₹25,000 fine on JW Marriott hotel by the Excise and Taxation Department of Chandigarh, Twitter user Kartik Dhar has posted a bill with the caption: "2 eggs for ₹1700 at the @FourSeasons Mumbai.
Another posted on Dhar's tweet: "Chicken must be from very rich family..."
Last month, after Bollywood actor Bose highlighted how the JW Marriott Hotel in Chandigarh billed him a staggering ₹442, including GST, for just two bananas, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) said the hotel did nothing "illegal".
"Unlike a retail store where bananas can be purchased at market price, a hotel offers service, quality, plate, cutlery, accompaniment, sanitized fruit, ambience and luxury, and not the commodity alone. A coffee available at ₹10 at a roadside stall could be served at ₹250 in a luxury hotel," Kohli had explained.
The Chandigarh Excise and Taxation Department had served a show-cause notice to the hotel and slapped a ₹25,000 penalty for levying GST on the two bananas, violating the provisions of its HSN/Chapter 803.
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