Taxes waived for those who use Mamata's hues

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    Paint your house or apartment building into Mamata Banerjee’s favourite colour — white and sky blue — and get a waiver on property tax for a full year. The mayor-in-council of the TMC-run Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has passed this proposal on Monday.

    “We will allow full waiver of property tax for 2014-15 if anybody wishes to paint his/her house or apartment building in white and sky blue, the theme colour for Kolkata,” Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said.

    The proposal will now be placed before the state Cabinet and if okayed, will be sent to the governor for his signature.

    Red Kolkata turned white and blue soon after the Trinamool came to power in 2011. Most public buildings, including Nabanna, the new state secretariat, and police stations have had a brush with the CM’s favourite hue. Even public buses and taxis sport the colour.

    But there are exceptions. Writers’ Buildings is still red. So is Lalbazar, headquarters of Kolkata Police.

    The painting spree began after Mamata Banerjee, while inaugurating the riverfront beautification project from Princepghat to Bajekadamtala, had remarked that “blue and white signifies happiness and the city looks bright in this colour scheme”.

    The Opposition, predictably, is seeing red at the new proposal. “The move will send the bankrupt civic body into further financial crisis,” said Rahul Sinha, state BJP president. Mala Roy, leader of the Congress in the KMC, added, “This is just another gimmick of the Mamata Banerjee govt.”

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    A most stupid idea.

    Imagine a whole city without any individuality but being a commune!
     
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    Momta didi ne Commies se badiya nikla.:thumb:

    god save bengal.
     
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    Some policies are odd but she is better than Left.
     
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    mamata version of Mayavathi ahahaha one erected statues and another gives privileges for painting party colors :rofl:
     
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    commies gundas are now with momta nothing changed.
     
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    I thought this was faking news :lol:
     
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    Dont make fun of DIDI DFI will be taken down and painted white and blue.
     
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    What?

    She is the same as Jyoti Basu. It's deja vu again. No difference at all, except colour.
     
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    Actually she has already done this in the flyovers and road dividers. The new AC taxis too have this. The old ones however have traditional yellow colour paint.
     
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    are there any paint companies linked to her 1% comission from entire bengal will make her billionare.

    KCR earns crores from acer of farm land and momta didi earns crores from her painting these guys make laloo look like jackass.
     
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    Whenever you see blue, think Messi or Mamata!

    Not every wall in Calcutta needs a property-tax sop to flaunt Mamata Banerjee’s favourite colour combination, nor does every structure in town look good in it. Metro scans the city for shades of blue-and-white that stand out for reasons good, bad or ugly.

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    Gopalnagar, in Alipore, may be a Brazil bastion but the local Kalyan Sangha proudly wears its Argentine stripes. This 75-year-old club with 150 members doesn’t need a property-tax waiver to go blue-and-white, seeing Lionel Messi lift the World Cup would be enough reward. Pictures by Sanjoy Chattopadhyaya, Pradip Sanyal and Mayukh Sengupta

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    The blue-and-white facade of Nabanna, the state secretariat, mirrors the chief minister’s desire to make it Calcutta’s official colour scheme

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    Bhowanipore police station is hard to miss now but the choice of indigo might have some colour-sensitive Calcuttans screaming blue murder
     
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    A Salt Lake house wears just the right amount of blue in white. Alas, no tax waiver for the owner because the township isn’t part of the CMC.

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    This residential-cum-commercial building on Asutosh Mukherjee Road, close to Jadubabur Bazar in Bhowanipore, seems to have gone overboard with windows in electric blue and parts of the facade in two other shades of blue along with white.

    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140611/jsp/calcutta/story_18499685.jsp#.U5gRQ_mSw2w
     
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    The order of a waiver is illegal as per the newspapers.

    But then it is Mamata.
     
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    is she influenced by buddhism? Just hoping that she doesn't paint speed-breaker markers in blue instead of white
     
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    She should paint the town red, oops blue and white.

    Very white of her even though she is blue in the face!
     
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