August 13, 2019
Banga Janani Wing to protest against income tax for Durga Pujo committees
An eight-hour dharna, from 10am to 6pm, will be organised today by the Banga Janani Wing of Trinamool Congress at Subodh Mallik Square to protest income-tax notices being served to several Durga Pujo committees.
Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee had tweeted about this on August 11. ‘The Income Tax Dept has issued notices to many committees who organise Durga pujos, asking them to pay taxes. We are proud of all our national festivals. These festivals are for all and we do not want any pujo festival to be taxed. This will be a burden on the organisers. Bangla govt withdrew tax, which was earlier there, on Ganga Sagar Mela. We protest and demand “no taxation on Durga pujo and Durga pujo committees”.
Through her tweet she has exhorted Durga Pujo ‘organisers, participants and all people who love Bangla’ to join the protest.