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Shiromani Akali Dal delegation meets PM, thanks him for CGST exemption on ‘Langar’

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal led by the party president Sukhbir Singh Badal today called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s New Delhi residence this morning to express thanks for the Union the government’s “unprecedented and decisive” initiative in exempting Guru Ka Langar (Community Kitched) from the GST regime, and to draw the PM’s attention to several issues concerning the people of Punjab.
The delegation expressed its wholehearted appreciation for the fact that the decision on “exemption on all purchases
for Guru ka Langar for all Gurdwara Sahibaan throughout the country was “ a first ever initiative of its kind by the Government of India since independence.”
The Prime Minister at the very outset expressed his “profound appreciation” of the fact the Shiromani Akali Dal is the oldest and the most dependable ally of the BJP in the entire country. “This is the oldest, the most durable and time-tested alliance and the BJP profoundly values it. The alliance signifies the social and political consensus in Punjab and elsewhere and is a symbol of peace and communal harmony throughout the country, especially in Punjab,” the Prime Minister observed in the course of the meeting with the Shiromani Akali Dal leaders, said a party press release here this afternoon.

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