The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will observe Bharat Bandh tomorrow against the complications of Goods and Services Tax (GST), rising fuel prices, and the new e-way bill. The confederation has got the support of more than 40,000 trade associations across the country for the Bharat Bandh. The All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA), which is the topmost organization for the road transport companies, has also extended support for tomorrow’s protest by holding chakka jam. Both CAIT and AITWA have been criticizing the new e-way bill which has introduced nation-wide movement of goods from 1st April 2018.
Vehicles will be parked from 6 am till 8 pm Today, transport association says
Mahendra Arya, AITWA President, confirmed about extending its support for the Bharat Bandh. He reiterated that all state-level transport associations have confirmed their support to AIWTA call in this one-day non-operational of transport in protest of the fuel price hike and scrapping of new E-way bill laws which was introduced by the Government in 2018. He further said that the nature of the movement is to reject booking and movement of all E-way Bill oriented goods for one day. “All transport companies are asked to park their vehicles between 6 am to 8 pm as a symbolic protest. All transport godowns will display the protest banners. All customers will be approached by transport companies not to book or load any goods on February 26”, he concluded.
Traders are protesting about the current complications of GST
The Confederation of All India Traders has stressed the complications in the present Goods and Services Tax regime. The CAIT issued a statement saying, “The GST Council has never responded to the repeated statements and missives from the Confederation”. The Confederation further stated that it was highly regretful of such a dismal attitude and picture of GST which has compelled the trade union leaders and associations to attend the conference call for a Bharat Trade Bandh. According to the strategy, the commercial market will remain shut tomorrow, dharnas will take place in more than 1500 towns of the country, and transport companies will park their vehicles between 6 am to 8 pm. Let’s see how this present Government reacts to this protest.