Bhubaneswar: Shops and business establishments across the country will remain closed a day after tomorrow due to a nationwide strike call, causing discomfort for the people. Life is likely to be paralysed on February 26 as a ‘Bharat Bandh’ will be observed by traders and transporters across the States and Union Territories.
- Here’re key points about the nationwide strike:
Demanding a review of the provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’
- The All India Transporters’ Welfare Association (AITWA) also supports the bandh call given by CAIT
- The transporters’ association has been demanding abolition of the new E-Way Bill
- The transporters also want removal of norms to track vehicles by using FastTag connectivity to E-Invoice
- Nearly 40,000 trade associations, representing eight crore traders of the country, have extended support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by CAIT
- Above all, the traders’ and transporters’ associations want uniformity of diesel prices across the country.
Meanwhile, the Odisha Byabasyee Mahasangha (Federation of All Odisha Traders Association) extended its support to the bandh call. As many as 20 lakh business establishments in the State will remain closed due to the strike.