Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Thursday criticised Congress for launching state-wide
agitation against the new `Jantri` Rates which he argued were
targeted at curbing black money.
Jantri rates act as benchmark for deciding stamp duty
rates for registering property deals. Under the system, the
government declares real estate prices in a particular area
and the buyers\sellers have to pay stamp duty accordingly even
if a property deal takes place at a rate lower than the jantri
Modi was speaking at a function to launch "Apno Taluko,
Vibrant Taluko" (ATVT) at Dabhoi town near here today which
was simultaneously launched in 51 talukas of the state while
all the 225 talukas in the state will be brought under this
It was for the first time, Modi used a public meeting
to criticise Congress which is opposing new jantri rates and
termed its stand as `pro-black money? and expressed surprise
as how come a political party could agitate against measures
taken against black money.
The ATVT scheme launched by Modi today is a pro-active
approach of the state government to address public grievances
at taluka level.