"I Get 5 Lakh A Month, But Pay More Than 50% In Taxes": President Kovind

"I Get 5 Lakh A Month, But Pay More Than 50% In Taxes": President Kovind

Newsdesk |
June 28, 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind, urging people to pay taxes regularly for the sake of development, said at an event in his hometown in Uttar Pradesh last week: "I pay taxes too". He also remarked that others earned more than what he could save in a month after paying taxes.

New Delhi, 28 June 2021

As per news report of NDTV, President Kovind, on a three-day visit to UP, made these remarks during a stopover at the Jhinjhak town on Friday when he was travelling from Delhi to Kanpur by a special train. Jhinjhak is close to the President's birthplace, the Paraunkh village of UP's Kanpur Dehat district . At a function organised at the Jhinjhak railway station, the President urged people to pay taxes as a duty to the nation. "Sometimes in anger if say a train is not stopping at a particular railway station, we stop it forcibly we even set it on fire. If a train is set on fire who loses? People say it is government property. It is the taxpayer's money. I am mentioning this because everyone knows...there is nothing wrong...the President is the country's highest paid employee but he also pays tax. I pay ₹ 2.75 lakh as tax each month. Everyone says I get ₹ 5 lakh a month, but it is taxed too," Mr Kovind said, as his audience clapped and cheered.

Source -NDTV


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