Fight like condition between the municipality of Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party has made the supremo Arvind Kejriwal to reveal a bitter truth. Commitments are made to broke by the Indian Politicians, it’s quite an old philosophy. But today Kejriwal has revealed that govt is suffering loss despite increasing the taxes repeatedly in the country’s capital.
In the last year, the Delhi govt has increased the VAT on petrol and diesel like essential commodities two times. And the govt has also increased the entertainment tax to whooping 40% which has resulted in a big burden on the pocket of the middle class.
The unexpected truth revealed by Arvind Kejriwal is their govt is suffering from a loss of 3000 Crore INR this year. Earlier its the same leader who has promised that VAT collection will rise in Delhi without increasing the taxes. The situation is ironical for Delhiites as the tax has increased but not the collection of tax. Even some dealers in the local market claim that the regulations has gone strict and they are paying out more taxes.
The matter was of MCD workers salary, where the municipal body has claimed that it doesn’t have sufficient funds to pay the salary for the staff workers. However, Manish Sisodia has claimed that Delhi govt has already paid up the body to pay for the salary of municipal workers.
Well the delay has proved out to be a blessing in disguise for the Delhi govt as it got an excuse for not completion of its projected works in the current year, Giving an excuse Arvind Kejriwal tweeted ‘ It is with great difficulty that we have been able to find this Rs 550 cr for the loan. Del govt is facing Rs 3000 cr VAT shortfall. We had to postpone some of our present commitments to next yr to manage this money’
Now it would be great to see whether the central govt will come for a rescue mission or observe the same being a spectator in the whole scenario.