Rajkot bandh over EC cash seizure rule
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The call for Rajkot bandh given by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to protest against Election Commission's rule of seizing unaccounted cash exceeding Rs 2.5 lakh evoked a mixed response on Monday.
While main markets in Old Rajkot, including Soni Bazar, Anagadia firms, Dana Pith and Dharmendra Road, remained closed, it was business as usual in new parts of western Rajkot. Banks remained closed while schools and colleges functioned as usual.
The bandh call was given after the static surveillance team of the EC seized 1,000 kg silver of five jewellers from Rajkot and held it for a day last week. Traders have been protesting the Election Commission's move saying while political parties are yet to announce their candidates, the new rule is adversely affecting their business.
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