Stung by seizures by EC teams, Rajkot traders give bandh call
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Angry over seizures of cash and other valuables made by Election Commission teams over the week, the Rajkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has given a call for city-wide bandh on October 29 in protest against EC's rules under model code of conduct ahead of polls.
As many as 110 business and industry associations have come together under the umbrella of Ladat Samittee (fighting committee) to support the call for shutdown that was prompted by the seizure of over 1,000 kgs of silver by police early Tuesday. The case was handed over to the Income Tax department, which returned the silver to owners in the night after verifying all papers.
"Only laymen and businessmen have been targeted so far, and not the politicians. Last Wednesday, we had submitted a memorandum to collector on how innocent citizens were at the receiving end. Now, we have announced Rajkot bandh for next Monday," RCCI president Sameer Shah said.
Angadia firms, jewellers and builders and as many as 110 business associations have backed the bandh call.
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