Congress leaders condemn Tax hikes from MCC

7:23 AM, Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

congress-protestMangalore : The district Congress secretary and DCC Spokesman M.G. Hegde, today accused the BJP rulers as a racehorse without control (or reins) with Yeddyurappa a mindless rider on the Saddle of such wanton horse not running on a proper course.
A demonstration was held by local Congress activities and opposition corporators in front of  MCC sprawling buildings on M.G. Road on Monday, protesting against cancellation of self assessment method of incomes for tax payments, and raising the tax levels in a council meeting being held today.
The demonstrators complained publicly that middle classes found it difficult to build and own houses in view of raised taxes now. They accused  BJP govt. especially the minister overseeing DK dt. of not allowing middle classes to construct their cum houses by imposing taxes and new housing regulations, discouraging them to build homes. They want their plots and constructions to be sold out at high prices, and MCC commissioner, as also the (BJP) mayor, were supporting the DK minister, which is regrettable and unacceptable.
The Congress when it ruled MCC all these years, never raised local taxes, but BJP has immediately raised the taxes on self assessed properties, Shashidhar Hegde stated. He added that another 15% rise was also proposed under BJP administration, making it unbearable for people at large. This proposal should be withdrawn quickly he demanded.
MLA UT Khader, Arun Coelho, K Ashraf, Ivan D’ Souza, Sudhir and others were present.

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