Published On : Tue, Apr 23rd, 2013
Business News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

LBT: Traders to Continue with indefinite strike

Nagpur News: With the State government remaining firm on their LBT stand the traders on Monday asserted that they would continue with indefinite strike till State government takes back its decision.

In a meeting held at Agrasen Bhawan the convener of LBT Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti Ramesh Mantri said they are getting good response from traders in the city. Trade body is firm on demand to abolish LBT. The strike will continue till the State government takes back its decision.

“We have discussed the issue with chief minister Prithviraj Chavan. He had been informed about the problems traders would have to face with the implementation of LBT. We do not mind paying taxes for local development but LBT is just like octroi and we will not end the agitation till LBT is withdrawn,” he added.

Dipen Agrawal informed that MP Vilas Muttemwar too had interfered to resolve the issue. He had written a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The general secretary of LBT Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti Hemant Gandhi conducted the proceedings. Former president Prafull Doshi, Rajnikant Gariba, Radheshyam Sarda, Nilesh Suchak, Mayoor Panchmatia, Prakash Mahodia, Hemant Gandhi, Chunibhai Shah, Manubhai Soni, Sachin Puniyani, Ashok Sanghwi and others were present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, Nagpur Chamber of Commerce, who is also supporting the bandh too called for a meeting to oppose LBTon Monday. Chamber”s president Kamlesh Shah presided over the meeting while Purushottam Thakre conducted the proceedings. Former president Santosh Agrawal, Mahendra Kataria, Bhagirathi Murarka addressed the gathering. Vice president Vishnukumar Pacheriwala, joint secretary Vinin Panpalia, Haji Babubhai Kadri, S R Narke, Gajanan Waghmare, Govind Pasari, Ashish Jejani, Shankarlal Khandelwal, Nathabhai Patel, Prakash Trivedi, Rasiklal Patel, Shrikant Mule and others were present.