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Bharat Bandh on the 26th: commercial markets to shut down

Bharat Bandh on the 26th: commercial markets to shut down

Bharat Bandh on the 26th: commercial markets to shut down. On the 26th February 2021 (Friday), The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will hold Bharat Bandh against, among many other things, the rising fuel prices, the new e-way bill, Goods and Services Tax (GST). Also, we see The All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA) has stretched out its support to the call for Bharat Bandh and hence, will hold a Chakka Jam on February 26.

Bharat Bandh on the 26th: commercial markets to shut down
Bharat Bandh on the 26th: commercial markets to shut down

The CAIT as well as AITWA pursue scuffling of the new e-way bill or abolishing certain rules from it. The e-way bill system has been familiarized nation-wide for inter-state transfer of goods with effect from 1st April 2018. They have also urged the government to renounce heavy taxes on fuel prices and make it equal across India. Around 40,000 trade associations have decided to outspread their support, in retort to the ‘CAIT’s’ demand for Bharat Bandh tomorrow.

Bharat Bandh on the 26th: commercial markets to shut down

According to AITWA national president Mahendra Arya every state level-transport associations have established their support to AITWA for this one-day non-operation of transport in protest of the fuel price hike and scrapping of new E-way bill laws hosted initiated by Government of India. The nature of the movement is to discard booking and movement of all E-Way Bill affected with goods for one day. All transport corporations are enquired to park their vehicles between 6 am to 8 pm as an emblematic protest. All transport godowns will display the protest banners. All patrons will be contacted by transport companies not to reserve any commodities on February 26, 2021.

Describing the GST ‘one of the most complex taxation methods’, protesters necessitate a review of the GST system and simplification of the tax slabs.

Bharat Bandh on the 26th: commercial markets to shut down

The CAIT supposed that the GST Council did not respond to the constant statements and communiqués from the Confederation. The statement read that they highly repent such a dreary attitude and representation of the GST which has obliged the trade union leaders present in the conference to summon a Bharat Trade Bandh.

In accordance with the accounts, the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) and Bhaichara All India Truck Operator Welfare Association (BAITOWA) will not be contributing on the 26 February strike.

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