50% property tax waiver a political gimmick, says Congress

AICC Spokesperson Dr. Sravan Dasoju said ahead of GHMC elections, the ruling TRS party is playing political gimmicks by announcing 50% waiver of property tax to urban citizens

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Nov 2020 3:40 AM GMT
50% property tax waiver a political gimmick, says Congress


Hyderabad: Congress termed the TRS government's decision to waive off 50% property tax as an attempt to hoodwink the gullible voters of Hyderabad.

AICC Spokesperson Dr. Sravan Dasoju said ahead of GHMC elections, the ruling TRS party is playing political gimmicks by announcing 50% waiver of property tax to urban citizens.

He questioned the timing of the sudden announcement and noted that it is aimed at influencing the gullible voters of Hyderabad. However, the senior Congress leader warned the TRS that it will have to pay a heavy price for the political gimmicks and dramas.

He requested the citizens of Hyderabad not to get carried away by gimmicks and vote against the TRS in the upcoming GHMC elections.

Dr. Sravan Dasoju, Khairathabad Incharge, along with Srinivas Yadav, Venkateshwara Division President, Khairathabad Constituency, organized a press meet at Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday. He demanded KTR to scrap the LRS before going for the elections.

"People have purchased open plots with their hard-earned money. But, in the name of LRS, the government is trying to levy a hefty penalty on the citizens and charge at least 4-5 times higher than the original purchase cost. This will burden the people of Telangana. Therefore, the government must scrap the LRS scheme before GHMC elections," he said.

He asked KTR as to why can't they extend the tax waiver benefit to people across the state as every section of the society has suffered from Covid-19. "Not just a 50% reduction in property tax, it must be 100% waiver and should be extended to every section of the society", Dr Sravan said.

Welcoming the increase in the salaries of Municipal Sanitation Workers, the AICC spokesperson said why can't salaries and incentives be increased for all the frontline workers including police and health departments.

Dr. Sravan questioned as to why flood victims have to apply again to receive their legitimate benefits from the government.

"You have said that the flood relief funds have already been distributed. If that is true, why are you again asking the people to submit the applications? This is reflecting your inability to act according to the situation", he said.


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