Cloth traders protest GST hike, Sisodia says his govt with them
Millennium Post Delhi|December 31, 2021
DY CM TO BRING UP ISSUE IN TODAY’S GST COUNCIL MEETING
NEW DELHI: Several markets dealing with garment business in Delhi remained shut on Thursday in protest against the central government’s proposed move to hike GST rates on textile from existing 5 per cent to 12 per cent from January 1 even as the Delhi government expressed solidarity with the traders and vowed to raise the issue in today’s GST Council meeting.

Sixty-four small and medium markets of Chandni Chowk, Gandhi Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Karol Bagh, Okhla, Shanti Mohalla, Pitampura, Jogiwada, Rohini among others, remained shut following the strike call.

Bhagwan Bansal, vice president, Delhi Hindustani Mercantile Association said the proposed hike in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on textile and readymade garments will finish the business and also burn a big hole in common man’s pocket.

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