As the Goods and Services Tax bill rolled out midnight, merchants and traders all across the country have launched a “Bharat Bandh” against GST in order to protest against the provisions of the bill.
As per the reports, the Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal, which represents some 17,000 big and medium traders’ associations, also called for a daylong bandh to protest the implementation of GST.
The trade unions are opposing the “excessive” tax slabs and “complex processes” under the GST regime, The Hindu reported. Meanwhile, traders in Kanpur stopped the Jhansi Express, while protesting against the GST
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As many as upto 40 trade unions in New Delhi extended their support to the nation-wide bandh, the Chamber of Trade and Industry confirmed.
“On Friday, representatives of prominent trade unions from across the city will hold a protest at the Kashmere Gate market,” said CTI National Convenor Brijesh Goyal.
On Thursday, as many as 50,000 textile dealers in Ahmedabad had shut their shops looking for an exception on the 5% GST on the textiles industry.