Penny wise, pound foolish
At a time when the people are in the grip of spiraling prices of the essential commodities including the building materials, when the Central government led by BJP fails to keep their promises, it seems the middle class people become victim of taxes imposed on them under several Heads. We exclude the people in the high echelons as they can easily afford to pay tax the way it is imposed under several Heads suggests that the centre will not spare those contemplating to solemnize marriage ceremony with an expense of Rs. 5 lakh or above. Normally, in lower middle class it is observed that preparation for marriage has been on well ahead, say for last 10 years and the amount to be spent comes from several other persons viz. father, son and daughter and other close relatives. Through this column of your popular daily, we humbly remind the power that be to review the issue exempting the poor taxpayers from yet another anxiety.
Getting due recognition
It is great pleasure to see some unsung heroes in different fields getting due recognition during the current NDA regime at the centre. Previously, all the government schemes, hospitals, airports, roads, railway stations, etc are med after one family by the previous UPA government, ignoring the contributions of so many unsung heroes. The revival of memories of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, who was almost lost in the pages of history books, a true friend of down-trodden by the Central government by ming an important scheme after him is indeed a welcoming step. One can expect that many more such greats would be honored in the near future who were almost lost, to be given due recognition by the current dispensation. Otherwise, writings are pretty clear on the walls that our coming generation would have no idea or knowledge about so many stalwarts of India.
Dr. Ashim Chowdhury,