Free Press Journal

People up in arms against property tax hike


HOSHANGABAD : Protests against the increase in property tax rates by the municipal committee administration are showing no signs of abating.

On Saturday, corporator Mahendra Yadav stationed himself at the Meenakshi Road Square and urged the passers-by to sign on a protest petition. Corporator Abhay Verma, social activist Arpita Malaviya and some former corporators were present. After recent protests, municipality chairperson Akhilesh Khandelwal and CMO Pawan Kumar Singh had said that the tax rates were increased through a formal resolution passed in a meeting of the municipal committee and whosoever has any objections to it, can give it in writing. “We will forward it to the government to seek guidance”, they said.