Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, October 5
Criticising the ruling BJP for imposing taxes on residents, the town’s AAP unit immediately mentioned no new taxes can be imposed within the metropolis for 5 years in the event that they have been elected to energy within the native Municipal Company elections.
It additionally claimed to cut back water and energy charges. Addressing a press convention, Prem Garg, convener of the town’s AAP unit, alleged that on the one hand, the MC was dealing with acute paucity of funds, whereas on the opposite, the wasteful and exaggerated expenditure was persevering with underneath the nostril of the ruling social gathering.
Garg mentioned if AAP got here to energy, it might work on making the MC financially robust and worthwhile with out imposing any new tax. Fairly the present taxes can be rationalised with out compromising on the standard of providers and growth of the town. He mentioned the social gathering would achieve this by chopping down on wasteful expenditure, controlling corruption and generate income from unutilised assets of the company, he added.
Garg welcomed former senior Congress chief Chander Mukhi Sharma within the social gathering fold and nominated him as in-charge for the upcoming MC elections.
Chander Mukhi Sharma mentioned he had served on numerous positions within the Congress for 40 years, however his contribution in direction of the social gathering and in direction of the event of the town was ignored as a result of he opposed Pawan Kumar Bansal when a land was allotted for opening a personal college to Bansal and the BJP began holding protests in opposition to it.
He mentioned since then, his relations deteriorated with Bansal and he was all the time sidelined by native leaders patronised by Bansal. He mentioned he felt his DNA matched with that of AAP. Therefore, he determined to hitch the social gathering.
Chitranjan Chanchal additionally joined AAP together with Ashok Kumar Danny, Ashwani Kumar Pandu, Girish Kapoor and Raj Chadha.
Garg mentioned AAP would contest all seats within the upcoming MC elections.