Amidst protests, Arvind Kejriwal releases AAP trade, industry and transport manifesto | Big Promises
Ludhiana: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal released its manifesto for trade, industry and transport sectors here and as is customary for the party, made big promises to the people. Punjab goes to polls early next year.
The AAP on Sunday promised to dismantle liquor mafia, end the “raid-raj” and introduce a slew of incentives to “revive” trade and industry in Punjab, including tax holidays for some sectors, if it was voted to power in the upcoming Assembly elections. It also vowed to provide a transparent tax regime, “lower” tax rates and eliminate “sand mafia” in the state.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal released its manifesto for trade, industry and transport sectors here and vowed to provide a transparent tax regime, “lower” tax rates and eliminate “sand mafia” in the state.
AAP, which is eyeing to wrest power from SAD-BJP regime, also promised revival of sick units through a series of measures.Its measures included a two-year tax holiday, special package to bring back industry that had “fled” the state, 10-year tax holiday for agro-based food processing industry and five-year tax holiday for women to encourage women entrepreneurs.Mahila Congress staged a protest in the city against Kejriwal before his visit, but they were prevented from reaching the venue.
“Tax regime will be simplified and made transparent while VAT and other taxes will be reduced on Delhi pattern. In five years, Punjab will have the lowest tax rate, one time settlement of pending tax related cases and VAT refund will be expedited,” it said.
“In order to end alleged harassment of ‘rehriwalas’ and ‘fariwallahs’, spaces will be earmarked in every city for creation of ‘rehri’ markets and week-end flea markets,” it said.