MCD proposes 5% hike in house tax; BJP rejects

Delhi Municipal commissioner KS Mehra on Wednesday proposed a five per cent hike in house tax in all categories as he unveiled the civic body`s budget for the next fiscal, with the ruling BJP outrightly rejecting it.

New Delhi: Delhi Municipal commissioner KS Mehra on Wednesday proposed a five per cent hike in house tax in
all categories as he unveiled the civic body`s budget for the
next fiscal, with the ruling BJP outrightly rejecting it.

Presenting the budget at a special meeting of MCD`s
Standing Committee, commissioner KS Mehra said he was
proposing a five per cent hike in house tax rates in all
categories.

Mehra tabled the Revised Budget Estimates for
2010-11 and the Budget Estimates for 2011-12 at the
meeting. The MCD budget for 2010-11 had reached Rs 6,346
crore.

However, soon after the meeting, BJP leader and
Standing Committee chairman YS Chandolia said the party was
rejecting the proposal to hike the tax.

"We reject the proposal to increase the house tax," he
said.

Last year too, the commissioner had mooted an
across-the-board five per cent increase in tax rates but the
Standing Committee had revised the proposal and went in only
for a marginal hike.

PTI

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