A delegation of floor leaders of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation led by Mayor Pulusu Janardhana Rao to represent to the government to rollback the ‘steep hike' in property tax will leave for Hyderabad on Monday evening.

“An appointment has been fixed with the Chief Minister for Tuesday morning. Municipal Administration Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy will be away at Kadapa on Monday.

Though we wanted to meet the Chief Minister on Monday we had to postpone it in view of the minister being away,” Mr. Janardhana Rao told The Hindu on Sunday.

The feeling among people that the tax increase was abnormal and would be a burden would be represented to the Chief Minister urging him to reduce it, the Mayor said.

Political parties have been agitating against the hike ever since the corporation has started serving special notices informing about the tax hike.

The TDP had organised relay fasts for nine-days on the tax hike and suspended following the fixing of date for a meeting with the Chief Minister.

Demand for rollback

CPI(M) has been agitating for a rollback while the CPI organised protests against the hike.

The BJP also held a protest and submitted a memorandum to the authorities.

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