New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said the Aam Aadmi Party Government had misled the people of Delhi by going back on its word and considerably increasing the Value Added Tax (VAT).
“They can do it because they have such a huge majority, but is it the correct thing to do? Some months ago Mr. Kejriwal had said they won’t be able to fulfill all promises, but probably 30-40 percent. So if they are going to say that and then considerably increase the VAT, then I think it is having mislead the people and getting back on their words,” Dikshit told ANI.
The Delhi Assembly passed the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill today.
The Bill was passed even as the Assembly witnessed high drama after BJP MLA Vijender Gupta tore off the amendment papers and his party MLAs staged a walkout from the session.
It will make enabling provisions for levy of VAT in respect of goods enlisted in the Fourth Schedule at flexible rates instead of a flat slab of 20 percent. (ANI)