Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi on Friday said that if the government doesn’t listen to your demands then fight for it in the right manner. However, if it doesn’t listen even after that, then do not pay GST, and see how the government will listen to you.
Pralhad Modi was invited to Ulhasnagar by the Ulhasnagar Traders Association (UTA).
During the event, UTA’s president Sumit Chakraborty said that Ulhasnagar is the trading hub of small-scale industries, however, it is neglected by the state and central government.
Modi, who is the vice president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers Federation (AIFPSDF) said whether it is the state or central government, if you raise your demands in the right way, then they (government) will have to listen to your problems and they will also solve them.
Deepak Chatlani, working president of UTA said, “In the city, 70 per cent people are dependent on business while only 30 per cent people are service class and due to lockdown, traders in the city have suffered badly but the government is not listening to our demands.”
Dinesh Lahrani, President of Jeans manufacturing association said, “The city is the hub of jeans manufacturing units, and from Ulhasnagar, jeans are supplies across the country. But after a court order to shut illegal jeans wash units, several units shifted to other cities, and the state government is not listening to our demand to set up MIDC in the city.
Addressing traders’ problems, Pralhad Modi said, “The traders from the city need to raise their voice in proper way. In Gujarat, the government has allowed the usage of chemicals which is ban across the world but for that has set up a proper mechanism to deal with wastage of chemicals. If Gujarat can do then why not Maharashtra government, but for that traders will have to raise their voice properly.”