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Madurai Corporation must scrap property tax revision, says CPI(M)

P. Sampath, central committee member, CPI(M), speaking at a district conferenced in Madurai on Sunday.

P. Sampath, central committee member, CPI(M), speaking at a district conferenced in Madurai on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: G. Moorthy

The Madurai urban unit of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded scrapping of Madurai Corporation’s recent revision in property tax.

As part of resolutions passed on the first day of the unit’s 22nd conference that began here on Sunday, the party said that Madurai Corporation should not have increased the tax at a time when the local body did not have any elected representatives. Similarly, the conference also demanded scrapping of service charge imposed recently by the Corporation on all households for solid waste management.

Other resolutions passed at the three-day conference included expediting work on super-speciality block of Government Rajaji Hospital, which was facing an inordinate delay, and a demand to the State government to ensure that Madurai was chosen as the location for setting up All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital proposed by the Central government in Tamil Nadu.

The party also demanded development of Koodal Nagar railway station as a satellite terminal for Madurai junction to cater to the increasing number of passengers and trains.

TNSTC issue

A resolution was also passed to express solidarity and render support to the employees of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, who were on strike since Thursday demanding wage revision, clearance of pending dues to retired employees and others.

The resolution also expressed disappointment with Madras High Court, which according to the party had not realised the genuine demands of the workers and was exerting pressure on them to return to work, and said that the court’s approach went against principles of natural justice.

Speaking at the conference, P. Sampath, central committee member, CPI (M), stressed the need for the left parties to project them as the true alternative to the BJP on their own instead of continuing to align with the Congress and other parties for the sake of keeping BJP from coming to power.

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