Andhra Pradesh Federation of Textile Associations has decided to launch indefinite bandh from March 9 to protest against the Government decision to include the textiles in sensitive commodities list.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Federation vice-president Bachu Venkata Krishna Rao said that they would organise relay hunger strikes every day. The association members would organise motorcycle rallies at main places in the towns and cities. Blind fold and half-naked procession would be organised on another day.

A human chain at main centres would also be organised. Memorandum would be submitted to MLAs, MPs and ministers, he explained.

Mr. Rao said that the Government was collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) which is not implemented elsewhere in the country.

Inclusion of the textiles in sensitive list would be additional burden. The traders would have to download or obtain advance way bills from the Commercial Tax Department.

Else the commodities would be seized at check posts etc. The officials were seizing the textiles bales and pressuring the traders to take TIN numbers, he said.