Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Sunday said the state government does not intend to impose any new tax to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Replying to a specific question during a virtual press conference, Adityanath said, “We have started our economic activities, and it is moving on rapidly. As compared to the previous month, this month’s revenue (collection) seems good. There is no thought of imposing any separate tax, and our focus is to give more relaxation to the public. How to boost industrial activities while following social-distancing norms is our focus,” he said.
He also said when migrant labourers started returning to Uttar Pradesh, people thought it would trigger a chaos in the state. “But we considered them as our strength.”