Cong protests against SDMC’s professional tax move

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Cong protests against SDMC’s professional tax move

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Congress workers held a demonstration outside at the Civic Centre (headquarter of municipal corporations) to protest against the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s move to impose professional tax and other taxes to put an unbearable burden on the people who are already saddled by the Covide-19 pandemic crisis.

The party workers carried placards and banners and shouted slogans against the BJP ruled MCD. Congress Delhi unit president Anil Kumar said that the Modi-Shah duo was making all-out attempts to silence people’s democratic right to protest through coercive tactics but the Congress will not relent.

Kumar said that the SDMC was acting in an insensitive manner when it went ahead with the house resolution to impose professional tax, unauthorized colony tax and stamp duty tax when people are struggling to earn their livelihood.

“If the SDMC mayor could not honour her promise to her own party president in Delhi then what justice and fair play the people of Delhi can expect from the BJP-ruled MCDs?,” he asked. 

Addressing the gathering, Kumar said that both the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party governments have mercilessly exploited the plight of the people by hiking and introducing new taxes to put a huge burden on Delhiites.

He said that the Congress workers have hit the streets to force the SDMC to withdraw the new taxes as the people are in no position to bear this additional burden when most people have lost their jobs and businesses have been shut.

Meanwhile party vice- president Jai Kishan demanded that the Arvind Government lower ‘Value Added Tax’ (VAT) on petrol as well as the Congress has been demanding for the past few weeks that the 30 per cent VAT on petrol was putting

heavy financial burden on the people.

Kumar said that the MCDs, instead of imposing new and revised taxes on the people, should ask the Modi Government and the government to give them a special financial package so that the MCDs do not impose any new taxes on Delhiites.  

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