Just ahead of the municipal polls in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal promised to remove residential house tax in the capital if his party is chosen to power in the impending civic polls, on Saturday. The Aam Aadmi Party has worked out the resolution and the funds saved from corruption would be used to cover the loss after scrapping the house tax, said Kejriwal.
Municipal elections in Delhi are due on April 23. The AAP is fighting the civic election for the first time. The poll will witness the first-ever six-cornered contest on the 272 wards.
“We had promised to have power traffic and make water free in the assembly election and have fulfilled that. For the municipal election, we will do away with residential house tax. However, industrial and commercial house tax will be there,” said Arvind Kejriwal.
Kejriwal stated that his party had checked MCD account and the funds could be saved by curbing corruption. “Public is harassed on the name of the collection of house tax. We will end that harassment. We have seen councillors getting rich after winning the election because tax goes to their pocket. We have shown how money can be saved in the construction of the flyover, we can do the same in MCD also,” he added.