Jewellers’ strike: Minister assures to talk to PM


AHMEDABAD: Gujarat MP and Union minister Mohan Kundariya on Sunday said he will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the excise duty issue raised by striking jewellers in an effort to resolve the matter.

The Lok Sabha MP from Rajkot said he will take along other MPs from Gujarat, a major gems and jewellery hub, for a meeting with Modi. Kundariya met the agitating jewellers in Rajkot, around 200 km from here.

Jewellers across Gujarat and other parts of the country are on an indefinite strike since the last ten days to protest the proposed 1 per cent excise duty on gold and diamond jewellery and also mandatory PAN card clause for purchases of Rs 2 lakh and above.

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