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Why different house tax rules for politicians, Sisodia questions exemption to Vijay Goel

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday asked if the civic corporations would waive the house tax of BJP leader Vijay Goel's mansion, then why not for Delhi's commoners.

Sisodia said the municipal corporations in August last year decided to exempt tax on Goel's 'haveli' (mansion).
"If the House (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) can waive off tax of a BJP leader's haveli, then why does one need to go to Parliament to do the same for common people?" Sisodia asked.

"Why are the rules different for the common people and the politicians?"

He added that if voted to power in the civic elections, the Aam Aadmi Party will use the same rules and powers to exempt house tax for common citizens, which the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled corporations used for its leader.

The AAP leader assured that there would be no fund crunch in the MCDs after their move of abolishing house tax.

He said the opposition parties used to say reducing VAT would cause a burden on the coffers but "it is different in our case".

"For the consecutive third time I presented a zero tax budget for Delhi. We reduced taxes on several items in Delhi from 12.5 percent to 5 percent but there was no burden on the government coffers."

"There is no lack of resources in MCD but the problem is due to the corruption," Sisodia said.
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