Advertisement

HindustanTimes Wed,03 Sep 2014

Cong workers protest against property tax at Nangal

Bahadurjeet Singh , Hindustan Times  Nangal, December 19, 2013
First Published: 19:03 IST(19/12/2013) | Last Updated: 19:03 IST(19/12/2013)

Congress workers led by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) vice-president, Rana KP Singh, staged a dharna outside the municipal council office to protest against imposition of property tax here on Thursday.

Advertisement


Addressing the dharna, Singh criticised the government for burdening people by imposing hefty property tax in the state.

He compared it to 'zazia tax' imposed by Aurangzeb and said Congress would withdraw the tax after coming into power in the state. Accusing the government of making people tenants in their own houses, Rana also criticised the Nangal municipal council for increasing water and sewerage tariffs.

"Nangal municipal council had an annual budget of `75 crore and was one of the richest municipal councils of the state, but it was charging `180 for water supply and `140 for sewerage facility from the people of the town, which was higher than other municipal councils of the state," he said, alleging that the local member of legislative assembly (MLA) and Punjab industries Minister Madan Mohan Mittal had forcibly included villages such as Kathera, Barari, Jawahar Market, Maida Majra and Ramopur Sahni in the municipal limit of Nangal against the residents' wishes.

"At a time when the residents of these villages, who were displaced due to the National Fertiliser Limited Factory, were yet to get the ownership rights of the land given to them, they were further burned with the tax," he added.

Congress leaders Ashok Kumar Swamipur, Ramesh Dasgrain, Ajit Singh, Ashok Saini, Sanjiv Gautam, Jagirdar Ram Pal, Deepak Nanda and Veena Airy also spoke on the occasion.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Chandigarh

District forum directs jewellery store to pay 25K as compensation

District consumer disputes redressal forum, SAS Nagar, has directed a jewellery store in Phase 9 and its promoter to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to a Dhakoli resident for deficient services and unfair trade practices.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved