MCD budget proposals anti-people: Congress

Congress dubbed as "anti-people" MCD`s proposal for introducing new taxes as well as increasing a few other existing ones.

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011, 20:56 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday dubbed as
"anti-people" MCD`s proposal for introducing new taxes as well
as increasing a few other existing ones.

"These are anti-people measures. We will oppose it," MCD
Leader of Opposition J K Sharma said.

His comments came shortly after MCD Commissioner K S Mehra
today proposed an increase in property tax besides
introduction of congestion charges at crowded places.

"The increase in presently levied taxes and the proposal
to introduce new taxes by the MCD Commissioner will lead to
additional financial burden on the citizens of Delhi.

"The proposed tax rates and increase in property tax rates
will put an additional burden on the people. Congress
vehemently criticises the proposal and is totally opposed to
it," Sharma said.

Presenting the budget for 2012-13, Mehra proposed increase
in parking charges, street parking charges and property
charges besides introducing new charges like congestion
charges and conservancy charges.

PTI