Chennai, Tamil Nadu: Property tax issue, Rajinikanth tweets ‘could have avoided this mistake.’
Actor Rajinikanth tweeted that he could have avoided the mistake by appealing the Chennai Corporation instead of approaching the High Court.
The issue relating to a property tax demand of Rs. 6.5 lakh claimed by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) for the months April- September on the Raghavendra Marriage hall, which the actor owns.
However, Rajini has paid the amount of Rs.6.5 lakh as claimed by GCC, he pointed out that since the beginning of the lockdown 1 imposed by the Government of India (March 24 ), the hall remains vacant. All the bookings were cancelled and advance money payments were also refunded. The actor stated that he was entitled to vacancy remission and that he had sent a notice in this regard to the Corporation on September 23rd and that there was no reply.
Thereafter, he filed a writ petition against the GCC property tax claim on his marriage hall. Responding to writ, Justice Anita Sumanth (Madras High Court) warned the actor that costs would be imposed upon him for having rushed to the Court, hardly ten days after he had sent a notice to the Corporation. It was also added that the actor ought to have sent a reminder to the civic body.
Rajini informed the High Court that the he would be withdrawing the writ petition.