DMK president M.K. Stalin on Saturday urged the Greater Chennai Corporation to increase to 45 days from 15 days the time given to pay the half-yearly property tax.

“On the one hand the Corporation announces 5% incentive for those who pay the tax within 15 days and on the other hand seeks to impose a 2% fine from the 16th day. It is like giving with one hand and taking away with the another hand,” Mr. Stalin said in a statement.

The DMK chief said that at a time when people were going through untold sufferings and activities have come to a standstill, the decision of the Corporation to impose fine was unacceptable.

“Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami should increase the timeframe to 45 days and incentive to 10%,” he said.

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