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BJP traders' outfit protests against Maha govt's coronavirus curbs

Several shopkeepers under the aegis of the BJP Vyapaari Aghadi staged protests in parts of Nagpur against Maharashtra government's directive to shut establishments selling non-essential commodities

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Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

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Several shopkeepers under the

aegis of the Vyapaari Aghadi on Wednesday staged protests in parts of Nagpur city against the Maharashtra government's directive to shut establishments selling non-essential commodities.

As per the state government's latest curbs to control the surge in COVID-19 cases, shops and establishments selling non-essential commodities and services will have to remain shut till April 30.

Shopkeepers in Itwari, Kamal Chowk and Teen Naal Chowk markets sat in protest outside their closed shops.

Led by the BJP's city unit chief Pravin Datke, shopkeepers under the Nagpur Vyapaari Aghadi came out in front of their shops carrying placards against the government order, party spokesperson Chandan Goswami said.

The outfit demands compensation in the GST for traders and relaxation in restrictions that have been imposed, he said.

Shopkeepers and traders on Tuesday staged similar protests across the state against the state government's latest restriction, citing that the move will severely impact small businesses amid the pandemic.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, April 07 2021. 16:33 IST