|JKNPP protests against inflation, property tax|
|BJP govt pro rich, anti poor: Harsh Dev|
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 2, Accusing the govt of failure to control inflationary tendencies and the steep rise in prices of Petrol, Diesel, LPG besides imposing property tax on the people, scores of Panther activists led by. Harsh Dev Singh Chairman-JKNPP and Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers staged a protest demonstration at exhibition ground in Jammu today.
Infuriated over the sharp rise in prices of fuel, LPG, imposition of Property Tax in J&K, the protestors raised slogans of “Hum Do Hamare Do, Diesel 90 Petrol 100”, “Jab se BJP sarkaar ayee, kamar todh mehangayi layee”, “BJP ka ek hi sapna, Ram Ram japna, paraya maal apna”, “Property Tax wapis lo”.
Speaking to media, Harsh Dev Singh said that with hefty excise duty on fuel already levied, the addition of new farm cess had sky rocketed the petrol price to Rs.100/- per litre.
And with the petrol and diesel becoming dearer, the price of domestic LPG cylinder had further soared by Rs 25 to hit Rs. 845 per cylinder. The bizarre hike in price of fuel and gas has added to the woes of the common masses, Harsh rued.
With LPG, diesel, petrol already being costlier, the soaring prices of staple food has shattered the budget of a common household with housewives left hapless to arrange kitchen fire”, lamented Harsh.
He said that inflation had become a benchmark of BJP’s governance and looting people by burning holes in their pockets has become synonymous with Saffron party.
Flaying the obnoxious decision of the Govt to impose property tax on lands and buildings of late in J&K, Singh divulged that it was going to levy another obnoxious tax on the people to ramp up organized loot and institutionalized plunder of public money.