Agartala, 24 September. Recently the PUR Corporation has increased the wealth tax. The Left Front has spoken against this decision of Municipal Corporation. At a press conference on Sunday, Left Front convener Narayan Kar and CPI(M) leader Manik De demanded an immediate suspension of the wealth tax hike notification. On this day, Manik Dey said that people’s incomes are the same. However, the tax burden is constantly increasing. As a result, the life expectancy of the daily laborers is increasing. He said, it is not possible to increase taxes in one jump like this. This tax has to be increased by taking every factor into consideration. So CPIM is opposing this tax hike notice. He said there was no information on the basis of which the tax hike was done.
Narayan Kar, who was present at the press conference today, said that the Municipal Corporation has increased the property tax by keeping the people of Agartala asleep. It has also been informed that fines will be levied if the increased wealth tax is not paid. He said that during the current Sharadotsav season people have no work, the market is depressed. In this situation wealth tax has been increased several times. Sen has demanded an answer from the state government and the municipal corporation that this tax has been increased by so many times. He also said that the roads are broken at different places, the drainage system of the drains is low, there is mosquito infestation in the Municipal Corporation area, the Municipal Corporation has no target in that direction. He complained like this. He said increasing taxes without considering the amount of people’s wealth is a crime. The CPIM demanded immediate withdrawal of the wealth tax hike notice.