Bharat Bandh 2021 Live Updates: Mixed response to strike call by traders’ union

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Updated: February 26, 2021 10:31:51 am

Bharat Bandh Today in India Live, Bharat Bandh 26 Feb Live Updates: CAIT had claimed that more than 8 crore traders belonging to over 40,000 business organisations across the country, including Delhi, have supported its call.

Bharat Bandh 2021 Live, Bharat Bandh Today LiveBharat Bandh 2021 Live, Bharat Bandh Today Live: CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said about 1,500 big and small organisations from all states across the country will protest against GST amendments.

Bharat Bandh Today in India Live Updates: The call of ‘Bharat Bandh’ given by the traders’ body CAIT to review a provisions of the goods and services tax (GST) regime has received a mix response from across India. The traders body said that all commercial markets across the country to remain closed today (February 26). The Bharat Bandh call by the CAIT has garnered support from the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella organisation of several farmer unions. The SKM appealed to appealed to farmers to peacefully participate in a ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by traders and transport unions. “We appeal to all farmers in the country to support all the ‘Bharat Bandh’ protesters peacefully and make the Bandh a success,” it said. The farmers protesting at Delhi borders for three months demanding repeal of the Centre’s three farm laws and MSP for their crops are celebrating “Yuva Kisan Diwas” today. All the stages of SKM is being operated by youth today.

Earlier, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) had claimed that more than 8 crore traders belonging to over 40,000 business organisations across the country, including Delhi, have supported its call and will be joining it by shutting their commercial establishments. On the other hand, other traders’ bodies that PTI spoke to said they have not extended support to the Bandh.

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    Birbhum in West Bengal observes complete shutdown
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    CAIT had said that one crore transporters to go off road today
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    Traders' body in Odisha observe Bharat Bandh
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    Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal Delhi General Secretary Rakesh Yadav said it has not extended support to the Bandh and has submitted a memorandum on the GST-related issues to the government. The Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal (FAIVM), which represents traders and retailers, stated that it has not extended support to the Bandh. FAIVM National General Secretary V K Bansal said it is not in favour of shutting shops in support of some of its demands, although FAIVM accepts and recognises that GST has deviated from its original objective in the past 43 months.
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