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Gabbar Singh Tax? Congressmen in 'Sholay' attire rally against GST in Surat

However, they were detained by police for taking out the rally without permission and carrying air guns, which resembled rifles

ANI  |  Surat 

Congress, Sholay
Congress workers, dressed up as characters of film Sholay, take out a protest rally against GST in Surat

A group of workers on Tuesday took out a rally against Goods and Services (GST) in a filmy-style in

The workers were dressed up as characters from one of the classic blockbusters, 'Sholay'.

However, they were detained by police for taking out the rally without permission and carrying air guns, which resembled rifles.

"They took out the rally without permission and were also carrying air guns. We are taking them with us, we have also informed RO (returning officer)," Salabatpura Inspector V J Chaudhary told ANI

"A team is coming to take stock of the situation and take further action," he said.

While campaigning for in poll-bound state, party's vice-president had taken a jibe at the high rates by calling the new indirect regime as 'Gabbar Singh Tax'.

Surat, which has 165 textile trading markets and over 65,000 traders conduct business, saw several protests in the run-up to GST's rollout, and the agitation continued even after it was effected on July 1.

First Published: Tue, November 28 2017. 21:52 IST
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