Urging voters to defeat DMK in the forthcoming elections on April 2, AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said the DMK chief M Karunanidhi is repeatedly attempting to justify hiding facts about income tax ceilings for government servants.
While campaigning for party candidate in Thoothukudi recently, she had clearly stated that the DMK election manifesto promising tax evasion to receive retirement benefit for government servants was already in practice, recalled Jayalalithaa during the campaign meeting in Madurai on Friday.
“If Karunanidhi does not intend to cheat the people, he should have declared that it has been wrongly mentioned in the manifesto or he should have kept silent about the issue,” pointed out Jayalalithaa.
Instead, in an attempt to hide the facts, Karunanidhi had issued a statement in a question and answer format stating that it was based on the request from the government employees to the DMK election manifesto committee. According to the Income Tax rule, which was in practice, when a government employee retired from service, they would receive provident fund, gratuity, commutation and leave encashment benefits with tax evasion.
“There was no tax ceiling for them,” she added.
Jayalalithaa urged the voters to teach a lesson for the DMK for attempting to cheat people through such false promises.