BJP district president G.S. Nagaraju urged the government to withdraw Value Added Tax (VAT) on textile traders. In a statement, he said the government remained insensitive to the strike of textile traders for waiving the tax.

He said the textile tax affected every sphere of life and not traders alone.

Hardship to consumers

Consumers would be the victims of the government’s decision.

He alleged that the governments at the Centre and the State were enhancing the taxes at their will and causing severe hardship to all sections.

Meanwhile, the BJP city unit named N. Purnachandra Reddy the president of city Yuvamorcha at a meeting here on Wednesday.