‘Left in the lurch’ by BJP, traders turn to Shiv Sena

Gravely influenced by demonetisation, state exchange affiliations had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and boss pastor Devendra Fadnavis, looking for concessions in I-T pieces and decrease in VAT.

“Since there has been no reaction from the Center and state government, we chose to approach collusion accomplices, to raise our requests with the legislature,” said Viren Shah, president, Federation of Retail Traders’ Welfare Association. Delegates of retail brokers from Mumbai, Thane, inn and eatery proprietors and transporters presented a notice to Thackeray on Sunday. Shah said business had been down over half as far back as demonetisation. “It is an unpleasant circumstance for shoppers and dealers. Everybody’s accompanying Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes, which we are can’t. We have no change for new Rs2,000 notes. There is no money available for use,” he said.

Narayan Alva, counsel, Association of Hotel and Restaurant Owners, said the neighborliness business in Mumbai and Thane was down almost 45%.

“There is a loathsome money crush. Clients keep running up bills of Rs200 and give us Rs2,000. We can’t give change as we have none. It has been prompting to general battles,” he said. In any case, AHAR president Adarsh Shetty said Alva was not speaking to the affiliation. Niranjan Shetty, part, AHAR, said they will approach the city chief to acknowledge Rs1,000 and Rs500 notes for permit restoration. Bal Malkit Singh, ex-president and counsel, All-India Motor Transport Congress, said 70% vehicles were off the streets since November 10.

Source:- Timesofindia

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