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BJP organises traders meet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The unit of BJP organised a traders meet Wednesday where the party leaders spoke about misconceptions regarding sealing, GST and demonetisation, which they said would be huge factors in the minds of traders when they go out to vote.

BJP accused the of trying to "mislead" people by claiming the BJP is responsible for the sealing.

"The had put some banners accusing the BJP of being responsible for sealing. I am against sealing and even broke the lock of a house that was sealed. I was cautioned against doing so because that could mean I would not be able to fight elections, but I still went ahead," he said.

Over 6,000 properties in were sealed between December 2017 and January this year on the instructions of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee.

Tiwari said there were some issues when GST was launched, but overtime changes were made to make it convenient for people.

He said traders had voiced their concerns to him and he had worked to ensure GST was reduced on several items from 28 per cent to 18 per cent.

incharge Shyam Jaju credited the traders for ensuring demonetisation could be implemented. He said even the ministers were not in the know and said traders supported them.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 23:45 IST