statesman news service
DARJEELING, 18 JUNE: The Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha today sent a letter to the finance principal secretary and the West Bengal principal secretary to waive the outstanding sales tax dues of more than 20 crore accumulated during the party&’s non-cooperation movement for Gorkhaland.
The general secretary to the party, Mr Roshan Giri, today informed reporters about the letter forwarded regarding the waiver of sales tax.
It can be mentioned here that the state government has already warned all the Hill traders to clear the sales tax within this month by issuing a notice earlier. But the GJMM says not to pay any tax that accumulated during the agitation time.
On the other hand, the Hills residents owe Rs 72 crore in electricity bills, and telephone bills of Rs 10 crore accumulated during the non-cooperation period between April 2008 and July 2011.