Cong to MC: Don’t finalise property tax without discussion
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The opposition Congress on Sunday gave a clear warning to the ruling SAD-BJP combine and the Ludhiana municipal commissioner that no decision should be taken on the proposed property tax without a proper and detailed discussion on all aspects with Congress councillors and members.
The Congress had boycotted a meeting called by Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari to fix unit value of the proposed tax on February 28.
The Congress has also warned the MC that "a full-scale protest and massive drive against SAD-BJP will be organised if discrepancies in proposed zoning of city in eight zones is not revised and made error-free, as per the objections raised by residents".
The MC has received more than 120 objections on its proposed property tax from the residents which were heard by Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, commissioner and other members of the MC last week.
District Congress chief (urban) Pawan Dewan on Sunday said that the party would soon start a campaign against the MC for putting burden on the common man by proposing the new property tax.
"We would start a protest against the municipality of Ludhiana in case they do not listen to the representatives of general public," said Dewan.
He said that if no decision was taken on property tax by March 7, then "they would be forced to act against the MC and start a protest".
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