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Maharashtra BJP president demands scrapping of local body tax

The Maharashtra unit of the BJP has already extended support to the ongoing strike by traders who are opposed to the LBT

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

president Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis demanded the immediate scrapping of the local body tax (LBT) today and said that Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan was making it a prestige issue.

The unit of the has already extended support to the ongoing strike by traders who are opposed to the LBT and Fadnavis visited a gathering of members of business community in city today to extend his support.

He said that the entire state was affected by LBT and the government seemed to be adamant about the issue. He also assured them that if the comes to power in Maharashtra, it would cancel the LBT.

Trading activities in Nagpur, along with other cities like Mumbai, and other places have been affected due to the strike, due to stiff opposition to LBT.

Political parties are also divided on the issue. While the led by Pradesh Committee President has stood solidly behind Chavan, some units have opposed it, political sources said.

First Published: Thu, May 09 2013. 19:55 IST
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