Post the GST rollout, AC restaurants are charging 9% as CGST (Central Goods and Services Tax) and SGST(State Goods and Services Tax) each, while 6% tax is charged by non-AC restaurants.
Tuesday morning saw a minister’s statement doing the rounds on Twitter, which was allegedly given by Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman. She has been widely criticised for her statement, which she had reportedly given in a Tamil TV interview. The minister now claims that her statement has been ‘distorted’ by Twitterati.
. No, I do not "…cook yourself n eat." However, I do cook for myself & my family too. This is untrue, a distortion of a TamilTV interview.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) July 4, 2017
Her statement got widely criticised on Twitter. She is now clarifying that it was a case of misinterpretation.
If you can't buy bread, bake a cake at home?
— SANJAY HEGDE (@sanjayuvacha) July 4, 2017
But dear minister the food we cook at home to eat also has GST component, do you suggest stop eating? pic.twitter.com/nncAnrbLg1
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) July 4, 2017
Grow up ! pic.twitter.com/6G1HgD5fyo
— அமெரிக்காவாசி? (@ThimiranVJ) July 4, 2017
Ghar ki murgi [restaurant ki] dal barabar? https://t.co/6cmh4lGB14
— Uday Deshwal (@ludaycrous) July 4, 2017
@nsitharaman Mam now that your party has decided on what we should eat, when is it going to decide on what time we should eat.
— Sandheep Baskar (@sandypbaskar) July 4, 2017
She also responded to a number of Twitter users, claiming that it has been widely distorted.