Days ahead of the April 23 polls, political parties have started wooing voters. If Congress Ajay Maken interacted with the voters on Facebook, BJP president Amit Shah addressed mega BJP convention of booth level workers at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal dropped a bombshell promising to abolish residential house tax if the party is voted to power.
The three civic bodies are under BJP. And the party has ruled it since 2007.
While interacting with the reporters, Kejriwal said: “We will abolish the residential house tax and waive off tax arrears if AAP comes to power…The party is preparing its detailed manifesto which will be released soon.” For the civic bodies, the residential house tax in a crucial source of revenue.
However, during the announcement, Kejriwal made it clear that the commercial house tax will continue to be in place.
The CM claimed that the house tax has become a “major” source of corruption. It is important to point out that residents in illegal colonies don’t pay house tax as there is no water supply also these places, including Okhla.
Moreover, Kejriwal also promised to make civic bodies into “profit-making” bodies with reports of the New Delhi Municipal Council and East Delhi Municipal Corporation currently struggling with financial losses.
Counting is to begin on April 26.