NPP protests against chopper service tax

J&K National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today staged a demonstration outside the Raj Bhawan here demanding revocation of the state government's decision to impose service tax on helicopter rides to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.
NPP protests against chopper service tax
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J&K National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today staged a demonstration outside the Raj Bhawan here demanding revocation of the state government's decision to impose service tax on helicopter rides to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.

Led by JKNPP Chairman Harsh Dev Singh and State President Balwant Singh Mankotia, hundreds of party workers marched to the Raj Bhawan, raising slogans of 'Vaishno Devi yatrion se tax hatao', 'Helicopter service tax ka order wapis lo, wapis lo' among others.

The JKNPP Chairman demanded the BJP-PDP coalition government to "explain and justify the subsidy and other amenities provided to Haj pilgrims on one hand and imposition of new taxation on Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims on the other".

Later on, the protesters took out a procession in the old Jammu city which passed through Dhounthily Bazaar, Pacca Danga, Moti Bazaar, Rani Park before culminating at Parade where the leaders addressed the gathering.

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