Aam Aadmi Party protests against imposition of property tax
The Aam Aadmi party members staging a protest outside the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation office at Ludhiana on Monday (top), submitting a memorandum to Municipal Commissioner (bottom). City Air News photo: Mandeep Kumar Verma Ludhiana, February...
Ludhiana, February 18, 2013: The Aam Aadmi party members today staged a dharna outside the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation office and met the Municipal Commissioner Rakesh Verma to protest against the levying of the new property tax and have submitted an ultimatum of 5 days for removal of the tax in the district.
The citizens of Ludhiana gathered in large numbers to support the Aam Aadmi party protest against property tax.
According to the District Secretary of Aam Aadmi Party Balbir Aggarwal, “The administration instead of focusing on providing better basic amenities to the people, is focusing on thinking up new means of imposing taxes and newer ways of corruption. Projects like removing encroachments from city roads and providing proper sanitation and good roads should be the priority of the local administration and not the desire to find new ways to burden the common man”.
Aam Aadmi members had a long meeting with the officials of the Corporation including the Municipal Commissioner in which they provided proofs of how public money was being pilfered and if the government stopped all that corruption it would have no need to impose new taxes on the citizens of Ludhiana.
Aam Aadmi party members including District Convenor Harjot Singh, Balbir Aggarwal, Gulshan Kumar, Suresh Aggarwal, Bhupinder Singh, Mohit Mittal, Raman, Manjeet Singh, Ravinder Singh, Kanav Vats, Ajay Mittal and Raghuveer Singh thanked the people of Ludhiana for wholeheartedly supporting the protest against property tax.
The Party Spokesman Dr. S. S. Butter informed that the party volunteers will be setting up awareness camps in most areas of the city to make people aware about this new tax and also launch an extensive signature campaign against it starting from tomorrow to try and force the District Administration to revoke its decision.