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City traders join nation-wide stir against GST

Large-scale dissent: Around 50,000 wholesale cloth shops in the Capital were shut earlier this week in protest against the GST roll-out. V. V. Krishnan   | Photo Credit: V_V_KRISHNAN

Over three dozen prominent trade unions will participate in a strike against what they complain are exorbitant tax slabs and convoluted processes under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime here on Friday.

According to the Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI), as many as 40 trade unions in the Capital have decided to extend their support to the nation-wide bandh.

“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.

Mr. Goyal said the CTI hoped that more trade unions would participate in the strike, which had so far found support from the Chandni Chowk cloth market association, the Tank Road association from Karol Bagh, the Commuter Traders’ Association from Nehru Place, the Delhi Marble Association, and the Footwear Association of Ballimaran, among others.

Cong supports strike

The Delhi Congress has come out in support of the traders. “GST in its current form will not only ruin the small and medium businesses, but also lead to large-scale unemployment,” said Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken.


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