GST rollout: Textile leaders meet CM Vijay Rupani, few threaten to boycott trade event

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SEVERAL leaders from the GST Sangharsh Samiti on Tuesday met with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Finance Minister Nitin Patel at Gandhinagar to apprise them of their concerns regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout and have sought a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the state on June 29-30.

Tarachand Kasat, convener of textile GST Sangharsh Samiti, said that close to 150 textile traders from the AITTF are planning to boycott the three-day ‘Textiles India 2017’ at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, set to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister and may go on an indefinite strike from July 1.

Over three lakh traders from the state, including 50,000 Ahmedabad-based traders, have decided to join in the nationwide strike of textile industry on June 27, 28 and 29 to oppose the GST. They had contended that not enough time has been given for GST compliance and have demanded that fabric be exempt from GST.

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