Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections 2022
the former Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis, stated that the Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah has assured them of no action by the Income Tax department (IT) for providing Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) above the money decided by the Centre.
The former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis further stated that this problem of action by the Income Tax (IT) Department was being faced by the Cooperative sugar mills with sending them notices over paying a high amount of Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for more than a decade now, to which the Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah agreed after it was urged by the Bharatiya Janata Party
The former Chief Minister and Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah had a meeting to discuss the issues relating to the cooperative sector. “This issue which was being faced by the sugar mills was shared with Amit Ji and asked for a permanent solution as there are many problems faced by the sugar mills cooperatives, due to the notices by the Income Tax (IT) department for paying high amount than the declared Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP). He then assured us of a positive decision, which will help the sugar mills and would not face any difficulty there on,” stated former Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis.
This action of the Income Tax (IT) department was also defended by the opposition when Nationalist Congress Party
(NCP) chief Sharad Pawar stated that by ruling the investigation agencies the government is trying to target the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government in the state of Maharashtra, and was trying to bring it in trouble due to continuous actions by the investigating agencies.