Several Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Members of Parliament are under the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) radar regarding alleged defaults in their payment of property taxes and Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo believes government had a sinister role in this development. During the heights of the budget debates, Parliamentarians Dr Frank Anthony, Irfaan Ali, Bishop Juan Edghill, Indra Chandarpaul, and Joe Hamilton were served with letters by the GRA concerning their alleged default in paying their property taxes.
This was disclosed by Jagdeo who was adamant that this move by the GRA was triggered by the government in an attempt to muzzle the PPP/C.
Jagdeo conceded that nothing is odd with Parliamentarians being on the GRA’s watch list but he contended that the timing of the development is more than just a coincidence.
In this regard, the former president declared that his party will not be muzzled and will continue to speak out against the injustices and expose the corruption of the government.
Moreover, he said some of the Opposition Parliamentarians who were served with letters maintained that they do not owe the GRA a cent.
Nonetheless, he said the Parliamentarians will follow the established procedure and respond to the GRA accordingly.