'SHAME! Next action #NoRoadsNoTax'

Submitted by Newseditor on Mon, 2015-11-30 13:48 Bengaluru:As the #Save Whitefield campaign and protest registered a remarkable success in terms of turn out and unity, the protesters are gearing up to intensify the strike by put forwarding a second stage slogan #No Road No Tax. If the government fails to fulfil the requirements of the tax payers, the techies driven protest is expected to go beyond laws with urging the White Field inhabitants not to pay the tax. R K Misra, Director, Centre for Smart Cities, a leading figure in White Field protesters took the alarm to the Facebook as “8,000-10,000 left offices and homes to #‎SaveWhitefield to wake our CM up. We paid Rs 28,000 Cr in taxes but don't have basic infra. SHAME! Next action #NoRoadsNoTax from 1 January 2016” It may be recalled that over thousands of IT-BT employees in Whitefield had hit the road to #Save Whitefield today. Techies, who kept their work aside for half a day today from 10 am to 1pm had stormed the key streets of whitefield including Park Square, Kundalahalli Gate, ITPL and other places shouting slogans to find a solution for their daily hassle of traffic jam, time lost in travelling, bad infrastructure and pollution. A 5-year old had bunked his classes and joined the ‪#‎SaveWhitefield protest with his constant questions: His noteweorthy questions were, "When will the government come?" and "When will Varthur lake get clean?" It may be recalled that earlier he had submitted a report on the conditions of roads surrounding his school. “Today Whitefield has made me proud. Not because we have good roads, footpaths and all the infrastructure that we need but because the people of Whitefield have united. The spirit of the residents of Whitefield can be felt with every slogan shouted out. Will there be a change? Yes! The people of Whitefield will not rest till a change is evident!”, Penny Fernandes Veigas had said.