CHENNAI: Opposition DMK will stage demonstrations across the State on July 27 to protest against the steep hike in property tax. Party working president MK Stalin on Tuesday said the demonstration would be held in front of the offices of all corporations and municipalities to condemn the hike and demand its withdrawal.
He pointed out that the State could not get funds to the tune of `3,500 crore from the Centre because of failure to hold civic body polls. He alleged that the AIADMK government had left the people in untold misery through the property tax hike, instead of financially strengthening the civic bodies by receiving Central funds. He said the people were in shock following the hike up to 100 per cent.
Revoke move: CPI
CPI State secretary R Mutharasan demanded the unconditional revocation of the tax hike immediately. In a statement, he said the hefty hike had inflated the financial burden of the people in urban areas leaving them in shock. He urged the cadre to mobilise the public to hold demonstrations against the tax hike.