Bharat Bandh has been announced in the entire country on yesterday i.e. 26 February. India will be closed across the country tomorrow amid the ongoing farmers’ agitation. Over 8 crore traders from across the country will join the Bharat Bandh to be held on 26 February. Eight crore traders of the country have declared a strike. Along with this, the Transporters Organization has also announced ‘Chakka Jam‘ on this day. During this period, there will be traffic jam from 6 am to 8 pm across the country. This can cause problems to people.
For which demand is India closed?
The Bharat Bandh (Bharat Bandh 2021) has been called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAT), the apex organization of traders, seeking to simplify the GST regime. With this, the All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), the apex body of the road transport sector, has announced ‘Chakka Jam’ on this day in support of CAT. Because of this, all commercial markets will be closed on 26 February.
Transporters’ blockade jam, transport will remain disrupted between 6 to 8 in the morning
Transporters’ organizations will also join the strike during this period. All state-level transport associations have supported CAT in opposition to the new e-way bill laws introduced by the Government of India. Transport organizations have announced the closure of the offices in the meantime. Booking, delivery, shipment / unloading of any kind of goods will remain closed. All transport companies have been asked to park their vehicles between 6 am to 8 pm for protest.
Strike at 1500 locations across the country
Tomorrow, merchant organizations will picket at 1500 places across the country. CAT General Secretary Pravin Khandelwal said that on 26 February, there will be a sit-in at 1500 places across the country, demanding the Central Government, state governments and the GST Council to abolish the stringent provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). All markets across the country will remain closed and protests will be organized in different cities of all states.
Strike by merchant organizations across the country
Apart from the transport sector across the country, a large number of national trade organizations have also supported the bandh, notably the All India FMCG Distributors Association, Federation of All India Aluminium Utensil Manufacturers and Traders Association, North India Spices Traders Association , All India Women’s Entrepreneurs Association, All India Computer Dealer Association, All India Cosmetic Manufacturers Association etc.