Ludhiana Cong leaders meet Governor over property tax
October, 18th 2013
A delegation of the Congress leaders from Ludhiana on Thursday met Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil in Chandigarh and submitted a memorandum seeking revocation of the decision to impose property tax in Punjab.
The delegation included District Congress president Pawan Dewan, former ministers Milkiat Singh Dakha, MLAs Rakesh Pandey, Surinder Dawer and Gurmail Pahalwan, Pappi Prashar and Hemraj Aggarwal.
Dewan said the Governor agreed with them that the property tax should be reasonable and not exorbitant and it must not be imposed with retrospective effect.
The delegation in its memorandum told the Governor that the property tax was going to hit very hard the people living in urban and semi-urban areas. They talked about regularisation fee being submitted by plots owners having plots in illegal colonies.
The memorandum said, "There is no logic in imposing penalties on the house and plot owners in the colonies which were developed long time ago which the government is now saying are unauthorised and wants to regularise by charging a huge fee from the people staying there." ens