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Textile traders, who will begin a three-day strike in protest against the goods and services tax (GST) Council’s decision to levy 5% tax on the sector, have threatened an indefinite strike if their demands are not met at the Council meeting this week.
Cloth merchants observed state-wide bandh today in Rajasthan to protest against imposition of 5 per cent sales tax on textiles under the upcoming GST regime.
More than 60,000 shops and power-loom weavers in Surat will follow the strike call given by Vyapari Sangharsh Samiti and Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association.
Traders in Surat, the country’s hub for man-made fabric, had shut their establishments in protest.
state Congress Chief Sachin Pilot blamed the Centre for implementing GST from July 1 with incomplete preparations, saying it will create trouble for common man and businessmen.
People buying medicines at a medical store as prices may soar after GST, in Kolkata
Traders protest against the GST at Kirti Nagar furniture market, in New Delhi
A vendor moves past closed shops during a strike against Goods and Services Tax (GST), in Jaipur
People buying medicines at a medical store as prices may soar after GST
Traders burning an effigy during protest against Goods and Services Tax (GST) at Kirti Nagar furniture market