Visakha Property Tax-Payers Forum discusses the move at a meeting of the forum

The Society for Visakha Property Tax-Payers Forum will explore the option of fielding independent candidates with knowledge of urban administration with political knowledge in the forthcoming elections to the municipal corporation.

The proposal was made at the meeting of the forum with its president S.V.S.S.R. Sastry in the chair on Sunday.

The meeting took exception to GVMC maintaining that the court order limiting the property tax hike to 75 per cent only to one year, not applicable to non-residential properties and the list of those who got exemption from court is not available with the zone offices etc. and asking assessees to pay tax.

The committee also objected to the tax increase being effected from April 2010 instead of from April, 2011 as per GO Ms no.117 and GO Ms. No. 88.

Forum convenor K. Ramachandra Murthy and others participated.

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