The J&K Government has introduced property tax for the people of J&K and soon it will be collected. So to talk about this matter JK Media executive today met with Panthers Party senior leader Gagan Pratap Singh.
Slamming BJP Gagan said “this property tax is a tax terror by BJP. In 2011 the Central Government empowered J&K Government to collect the property tax but at that time all the people of J&K raised their voice against this tax and in a few days the Central Ministers started tweeting about not imposing property tax in J&K. Also JK LG also announced that no property tax will be imposed in J&K. Now they have officially announced the imposition of tax in J&K. Circle wise value of each building and land will be noted and accordingly property tax will be collected. Why should people of J&K pay property tax? Why only people of Jammu should be a victim of BJP’s loot? J&K has suffered many setbacks in its history and after the corona pandemic, the economy of J&K has degraded. At this time the Central Government should have released employment packages for youths and stimulus packages for businessmen and traders but they have imposed another tax”.
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“Earlier when BJP was in opposition they raised objections against the Soror Toll Plaza but when they came in power they established a toll plaza there. There are few rules for implementing property tax. The government should first boost the economy of J&K, should improve the industries and tourism, and should increase the per capita income of UT. People of J&K are not in a condition to pay property tax. In the latest budget, the Central Government announced farm cess on petrol and now the prices of petrol and diesel are touching sky. Earlier during the reign of Congress when the prices went up, BJP leaders used to come on roads to protest. BJP government has also introduced a motor vehicle act of 9% but they are not collecting the tax on ex-showroom price but they are collecting the tax after adding the GST on the price of the vehicle and that in total reaches to around 11-11.5%”.
“4G services were suspended in J&K for about 1.5 years but that time people paid the same amount for 2g services. In that 1.5 years, BJP has looted crores of rupees from us. Will they be going to return all the money? After the abrogation of article 370 people of Jammu were having many expectations from BJP but all their expectations were ruined by the BJP government. All the benefits are given to Kashmir while all the taxes are collected from the people of Jammu. Now I want to appeal to all the people of J&K to come forward and raise their voice for their rights”.