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AAP protests against budget hike by North MCD

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday staged a protest at the Civic Centre against the Revised Budget Estimates (2017-18) and Budget Estimates (2018-19) for North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) presented on Tuesday in the house.
Protesting against the proposed hike, Leader of Opposition in North MCD Rakesh Kumar said that they would not let the BJP-led civic body to loot the people and will keep protesting till the proposals are rolled back.
He said the new taxes imposed in the name of balancing the revenue and expenditure will put a huge financial burden on the people of Delhi and it is totally anti-people.
The AAP will oppose it both in the house and outside tooth and nail, Kumar added.
Rather than putting additional tax and further putting pressure on the common man, alternative resources for finances should have been looked into, so that no one would have faced any pressure, said AAP.
"GST has already hurt the common-man and now new taxes proposed (higher property tax and professional tax) by the North MCD will further add to the woes of the people. AAP will keep protesting until the proposed taxes are rolled back," said Kumar.
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