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JAMMU, Oct 19: United Democratic Alliance (UDA), while welcoming Lt Governor Manoj Sinha’s assurance that no property tax would be imposed in the Union Territory (UT), demanded special fiscal stimulus package for the Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued here today, UDA Covenor Rajiv Mahajan said that the remarks have allayed the mounting apprehensions among the people of J&K. He said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are already facing economic distress and levying property tax would have added to their fiscal burden.
Mahajan said that need of the hour is that the people in J&K should be provided with special stimulus packages by the Union Government covering all important financial sectors in view of the situation that emerged here after lock down. The prevailing pandemic has also
hugely impacted J&K’s economic conditions,” he remarked. He also welcomed the Lt Governor’s announcement that the J&K Government is mulling to enhance the honorarium of Panchayat representatives in coming days.
Mahajan said that the Panchayat representatives are an important part of a grassroots level democratic set up. Enhancing their honorarium would enable them to perform their duties in a better manner,” he asserted.
The signatories to the statement included Lt Gen (Retd.) Pradeep Singh Mehta Principal Advisor, Manish Sahni Former Convener, IG (Retd.) Sudhir Dogra General Secretary, Co- Conveners Col. (Retd.) S.S Pathania, Com (Retd) Bhushan Devan, Col (Retd) PS Jamwal, Col. J.P Singh, (Retd. DC) Vijay Sharma, (Retd. DC) M. L. Sharma, Er. V.K. Gupta (Retd. SE), R.K Khajuria (Retd. ETO), Varinder Gupta (Retd. Special Secretary), R.C Puri (Retd. K.A.S), Krishan Manhas, Satish Ponshi, Kulbir Singh Slathia, Bharat Bhushan Gupta, Gajan Singh Khajuria, Rajinder Gupta, Rajeev Luthra, Prem Sharma, Vivek Wazir, Rakesh Badyal, Pawan Gupta, Sanjay Jandyal, Varnider Singh Billawria, Yash Khajuria, Jaswinder Singh (Kuku), Sanjeev Sharma, Dr. Karan Gupta, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Rajinder Gupta (Bittu), Ravi Tikku, Rakesh Slathiya, Sushil Singh Jamwal (Retd. General Manager J K Cement), Shashi Bhushan Sharma (Contractor), Sheikh Sajjaad Poonchi (Retd. Principal), Sushil Singh Charak and Tanish Sharma.