BJP supports Uniyal on Eco-Tax in Mussoorie
MUSSOORIE, 13 Jan: The newly nominated District Secretary of Mussoorie BJP, Madan Mohan Sharma, said today that the party would support Nagar Palika President OP Uniyal on the Eco-Tax issue. He was addressing a press conference held at a hotel in Kulri Bazaar.
The conference was convened by Virendar Rana, Mussoorie BJP President and was coordinated by General Secretary Anil Goyal. Madan Mohan Sharma thanked the party for nominating him and said that party activists ought now to gear up earnestly for the Lok Sabha elections. He also said that party workers would unitedly exert all efforts to make LK Advani the Prime Minister of the country and thus save the country from the incumbent Congress government, which had failed on all fronts at the Centre.
He also said that the youth ought to be galvanised towards the party ideology. He further said that the endeavour would be to win all the 5 Lok Sabha seats in the coming elections.
Speaking to GP, Madan Mohan Sharma asserted that Nagar Palika President OP Uniyal’s tenure had been satisfactory in the past 8 months. He expressed confidence that Uniyal would address the genuine problems of the town in right earnest.
Speaking on the Eco-Tax issue, Madan Mohan Sharma said that there were some opposing the people friendly eco-tax just for the sake of opposition and they had no authentic viewpoint on the subject. When reminded that some BJP workers were also opposing the tax, he said that they were opposing it not as BJP members but as Mussoorie Hotel Association members.
OP Uniyal also reiterated the fact that people opposing the tax were either ignorant of the benefits of the tax or were doing it purposely out of vested interest. He further said that a similar tax was planned at the time of Jot Singh as President, too, which had been draconian in nature.
Radhey Shyam Tayal also raised the issue of the lack of crematorium in Mussoorie, to which OP Uniyal also agreed in principal and said that if the proposal came to him, he would expedite the matter.
Dinesh Badoni, Radhey Shyam Tayal, Vijay Ramola, Jai Kumar Gupta, Naresh Anand, Sarojini Kaintura, Rajeshwari Devi, Kushal Rana, Anil Godiyal and others were present on the occasion.source: http://www.garhwalpost.com/centrenewsdetail.aspx?id=9962;&nt=Uttarakhand
What is Eco Tax?
Eco tax is basically not a tax but an entry fee whch the tourists will have to pay on entering Mussoorie.The tax will be on the vehicle and not per head.It could vary from Rs 20 to Rs 100.According to the chairman of the council the tax is necesaary as the money collected will go on ecological issues like solid waste management and plantation.the debate is on to levy the tax in the town or not?