Patil asks traders to accept sub-tax

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Kolhapur, Mar 22 (UNI) Maharashtra Finance Minister Jayant Patil today asked the traders to accept the sub-tax announced by the State Government in place of octroi.

The minister was speaking at a felicitation ceremony organised by the Kolhapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry for withdrawing octroi of the class ''D'' municipal corporations.

State government has withdrawn the octroi and has announced for a sub-tax as a middle way for the survival of these municipal corporations, he said.

He also said that if the traders do not accept the sub-tax than he could request the assembly for a discussion to re-start the octroi.

Chamber's president Anant Mane felicitated the minister in the presence of various traders.

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