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

ANI  |  Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

The textile traders in Varanasi shut down handlooms and powerlooms in protest against inclusion of weavers in Goods and Service (GST).

The agitation has been going on for three days.

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

While some major wholesale markets in Allahabad, and Varanasi 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 Piyush Goyal said that a lot of people have wrong interpretations about Prime Minister Modi's idea of 'One Nation, One Tax,' and hence, the Goods and Serve (GST) 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. 21:57 IST