That was one way of mobilising resources which could be used for
welfare progarmmes, he said. His stance was opposed by others. Danam Nagender
said imposition of VAT was unjust and hit the merchants below the belt.
"How can traders do business if the state goes on imposing taxes
on them?" he asked. P Viswaroop too voiced more or less the same opinion.
The chief minister asked the ministers to be well-prepared for
the budget session of the Assembly which will commence in the second week of
February. He wanted reviews done in each district and problems that had the
potential to blow up in the face of the government be addressed immediately.
IBNLive.com, India, dated