Textile traders call for 3-day bandh from June 27

Textile traders call for 3-day bandh from June 27
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Textile traders decided to observe trade bandh in all 13 districts of the State from June 27 to 29 in protest against GST. Textile traders under the banner of Andhra Pradesh Textile Federation has been waging a war for the last three weeks against the Central and state governments on GST.

Vijayawada: Textile traders decided to observe trade bandh in all 13 districts of the State from June 27 to 29 in protest against GST. Textile traders under the banner of Andhra Pradesh Textile Federation has been waging a war for the last three weeks against the Central and state governments on GST.

Textile traders all over India decided to stage protests for three days from June 27, as part of their stir after holding discussions in Delhi on June 22 and 23. The textile traders are saying GST would be burden on the customers and hamper the business of traders.

APTF president Busireddy Malleswara Reddy speaking to reporters at the Krishnaveni cloth market here on Saturday announced that the traders would close the shops three days from June 27 and protest at their shops with black flags on June 30. He said most of the textile traders have very less qualification and don’t have computer knowledge to file returns 30 times in a year.

He said the traders have been asking the government to collect GST at manufacturing level. He said if the GST is collected from retailers, the retail trade will be severely affected and lakhs of families depending on textile trade in the state would suffer.

He said textile traders are fight against the GST at national level under the banner of Textile Sangharshana Samiti based at Gujarat. APTF leaders V Ramachandra Rao, B Prasad, Chintalapudi Raghuram, P Ramesh, P Bheema Rao and others were present.

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