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JAMMU: Shri Ram Sena (SRS), Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday demanded immediate roll back of toll tax at Lakhapur, saying the levy is against the purpose of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
“The imposition of the toll tax at Lakhapur inter-state toll plaza by the Jammu and Kashmir Government defeats the slogan ‘one nation one tax’,” State President, Shri Ram Sena, Rajiv Mahajan told reporters, here.
Accusing the BJP of being hand in glove with PDP for continuing to impose toll tax on the trucks carrying goods into the State at Lakhanpur Toll Plaza, Rajiv Mahajan sought immediate abolition of the said tax in J and K like other states of the country in the interest of the traders and particularly the consumers.
He said that the State Government imposing toll tax at Lakhanpur on trucks carrying goods into the State had led to Double Taxation which overtly violated the very principle of one nation, one tax which formed the very foundation of GST.
Asserting that the extra charge made goods costlier, he sought immediate closure of the Lakhanpur Toll Plaza in the interest of the common masses.
He said that any additional levies and cesses in J and K in addition to GST making essential commodities costlier is not tolerated by the common man.
He said it is the common man who is bearing the brunt of any such taxes levied in addition to the GST.
He extended his support to various business associations and Chamber of Traders Federation and asked government to fulfill the demand upto September 20 otherwise be ready to face further consequences.
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