Shiv Sena opposes 3% duty on property gift to blood relatives; warns Devendra Fadnavis govt of agitation

The Shiv Sena, ruling coalition partner in the BJP-led Maharashtra government, on Wednesday said it was opposed to state cabinet's decision to levy three percent stamp duty on gift deeds transferring property among the blood relations.

PTI May 17, 2017 22:07:25 IST
Shiv Sena opposes 3% duty on property gift to blood relatives; warns Devendra Fadnavis govt of agitation

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena, ruling coalition partner in the BJP-led Maharashtra government, on Wednesday said it was opposed to state cabinet's decision to levy three percent stamp duty on gift deeds transferring property among the blood relations.

Shiv Sena opposes 3 duty on property gift to blood relatives warns Devendra Fadnavis govt of agitation

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

Sena leader and environment minister Ramdas Kadam told reporters that the government should withdraw the decision, or his party would launch an agitation.

The cabinet on approved three per cent stamp duty if a property is gifted to "blood relations".

The duty charged currently is barely Rs 200 to Rs 500, depending on the nature of the plot.

Section 34 of the Maharashtra Stamp Duty Act would be amended for this purpose.

A gift deed of property to spouse, brother or sister or a legal heir will attract the stamp duty at the rate of three percent.

"If the government does not withdraw the decision, the Sena will hit the streets," Kadam said, adding that party president Uddhav Thackeray was not happy with the decision.

When asked why the Sena ministers did not oppose the cabinet proposal, Kadam said they were in Akola for party's farmer outreach program and reached here late in the night.

"The next day we attended the cabinet meeting and had no time to go through the cabinet note," he said.

Sena is "not in power" in the real sense of the term but remains in the government only so that the state may not have to face a mid-term election, he said.

Updated Date:

also read

Mumbai: 1,162 children vaccinated against measles during special drive; city reports 23 new cases
India

Mumbai: 1,162 children vaccinated against measles during special drive; city reports 23 new cases

The Maharashtra health department has also formed a state-level task force headed by Dr Subhash Salunke to tackle rising measles cases

Maharashtra: Man traffics minor girl using fake identity in Ahmednagar
India

Maharashtra: Man traffics minor girl using fake identity in Ahmednagar

According to the NCPCR chairperson, the accused Ahmed Sheikh used a forged Aadhar card to traffic the minor

Decades-old Karnataka, Maharashtra border row flares up again; states prep for legal battle
India

Decades-old Karnataka, Maharashtra border row flares up again; states prep for legal battle

Maharashtra laid claim on Belagavi, earlier known as Belgaum, which was part of the Bombay Presidency at the time of independence, on linguistic grounds. Belagavi bordering Maharashtra has a significant population of Marathi-speaking people