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Weavers shut down handlooms, powerlooms in Varanasi to protest against GST

Earlier this month, traders in UP staged protests against the implementation of the GST

ANI  |  Varanasi 

Weavers shut down handlooms, powerlooms in Varanasi to protest against GST

The textile traders in and in against inclusion of in Goods and Service Tax (GST).

The agitation has been going on for three days.

Earlier this month, traders in Uttar Pradesh staged protests against the implementation of the GST, closing down markets, and, in Kanpur, stopping a train.

While some major wholesale markets in Allahabad, Kanpur and remained totally closed, many organisations seemed to be divided on the issue.

Meanwhile, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines said that a lot of people have wrong interpretations about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's idea of 'One Nation, One Tax,' and hence, the has created a lot of chaos among the business community.

Talking to the media on Thursday, he said that the tension is understandable when a huge change like the takes place in a country. He said that will help the work of making the economy strong, successful and honest.

"As the has been implemented, I think people should start registering and working, so that we can come to know at what places. The bill needs more improvement," he said.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 21:40 IST
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