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Jewellers strike: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal warns of ‘inspector raj, corruption’

Sat March 26 2016, 12:19 pm
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    Jewellers strike: The levy of 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery will lead to "inspector raj and corruption", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said and hit out at the Centre for sticking to its decision despite widespread opposition. His comments came hours after a section of jewellers met him at his residence on Friday urging him to lead a rally at Ramlila Maidan against the Budget 2016 proposal to impose the excise duty. (PTI)

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    Jewellers strike: "Jewellers associations met me today. New excise duty will mean inspector raj n corruption. Stiff opposition across India, yet centre adamant(sic)," Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

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    Jewellers strike: About 30 representatives of various jewellers' association met Arvind Kejriwal. Sources said he has agreed to the jewellers' suggestion to lead the rally and lend his weight to their demand. (PTI)

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    Jewellers strike: Arvind Kejriwal told the representatives that he would also galvanise support for their cause from other chief ministers, by writing to them including those of BJP-ruled states to back the jewellers' demand., they said. They further said the date and time of the rally is yet to be decided. (PTI)

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    Jewellers strike: Last week, a section of jewellers had met Arvind Kejriwal with the same demanded of a roll back. The Delhi CM had also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the same. "I strongly object to the excise duty levied on the Jewellery sector by the central government and demand its roll back," Arvind Kejriwal had said. (PTI)

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