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Jaya denies Karuna’s charges about land tax

AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa today denied CM M Karunanidhi’s statement that her Govt had hiked land tax and local cess in 2002, and said that it was last year that an amendment was brought in this regard.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2009 03:28 IST

AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa today denied Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s statement that her government had hiked land tax and local cess in 2002, and said that it was last year that an amendment was brought in this regard.

In a party release in Chennai, she said despite the Finance Commission’s recommendations then to hike the local cess from from Rs five to Rs seven, the government had not made it effective till the end of her tenure in 2006.

“In an amendment brought last year, it was decided to charge between Rs seven and Rs 10 as local cess,” she said and charged Karunanidhi with “concealing facts.”

Karunanidhi had recently said land tax and local cess had been hiked in 2002, during the AIADMK rule, and added that his government was considering cancelling the same.