Keeping next month’s civic body elections in mind, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made a big announcement of abolishing residential house tax if his party won the polls.
He said, “If Aam Aadmi Party wins the MCD polls, we will abolish residential house tax.”
Kejriwal said that the house tax had become draconian and become a source of big corruption adding that he would not abolish commercial and industrial house tax.
He reminded how his government had halved the electricity tariff and made water free in line of his party’s election promise of 2015.
The Delhi chief minister said that he will also end the theft of tax, which, according to him, will allow him to ensure the timely payment of MCD staff every month.
Kejriwal added that his party was working on a detailed manifesto for the next month’s MCD elections. All three civic bodies are currently run by the BJP.
Polls to Delhi’s three civic bodies will be held on 23 April and results announced on 26 April.