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Jamshedpur traders to wear black badge against rent hike: SCCI

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, June 10: Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) convened a meeting to discuss the issue of hike of shop rents by the state government. The outfit members led by president Vijay Anand Moonka unanimously decided to oppose the government decision and launch a planned agitation.

The traders unanimously decided to wear black badges from tomorrow and send a delegation to the Deputy Commissioner’s office to demand rollback of the government decision.

They also decided to observe bandh and stage demonstration against the rent hike if needed.

Hike in shop rent impractical: Anil Modi

District BJP general secretary Anil Modi criticized the state government’s decision to increase shop rents. He said the decision was not only impractical but also against the larger interest of the business community. He said the traders of the city were doing business for the last many decades. But the hike in rent is unpredented as it is huge and arbitrary, he said.

“The government is insensitive towards the traders and it has nothing to do with the needs and aspirations of the people,” said Modi.

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