After Rahul Bose called out JW Marriot, in a viral video for exorbitantly charging him Rs 442 for two bananas, Taj has made a generous gesture to offer a complimentary fruit basket to their guests.
While JW Marriot is facing major unexpected backlash in wave of memes from the Netizens, a new tweet surfaced on Friday which revealed that Taj was offering complimentary fruits to all their guests.
A guest residing in Taj Santacruz tweeted a picture of the note with the caption, "Meanwhile, in the land of trolling JW Marriott...."
Meanwhile, in the land of trolling JW Marriott.... pic.twitter.com/ipGEZILQ4s— Deepak Shenoy (@deepakshenoy) July 25, 2019
The tweet gained a lot of attention from netizens:
Do not order Bananas please 🤣🤣— Swayam Mangwani (@Swayam989) July 25, 2019
Anybody would love this without hesitation, no complaints, only compliments 🙂 @dineshjoshi70— Jagan (@jaganreddyms) July 26, 2019
Waah Taj.— sahanshu agrawal (@sahanshu) July 26, 2019
Well played Taj👌— atul sharma (@atulysharma) July 26, 2019
LoL🤣— 𝕁𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕤𝕙 (@janishm) July 26, 2019
Another amusing part of the whole thing is that #JWMarriott levied 18% GST on the bananas, while fruits, vegetables and other essentials in raw form are exempt from the same.
Taj claims that a complimentary fruit basket has been a regular. Loyalists back up their claim.
This is a standard practice since the launch of the hotel at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai.— Taj Santacruz (@TajSantacruz) July 26, 2019
This has been with Taj for years, not today and definitely not out of recent tweets on Marriot— gave sarkari (@gavesarkari) July 27, 2019
Back in Chandigarh,the Excise and Taxation Department is now probing in the controversy around the overpriced bananas. The department is looking for levying of taxes on a tax-free item.