BUSINESS FRATERNITY CALLS HALDWANI BANDH TODAY
Following the death of Prakash Pandey, a bandh has been called in Haldwani on Wednesday by the business fraternity. The Congress members burnt an effigy to protest against the government on this issue and declared its support to the Haldwani bandh.
On receiving news of his demise the members of the local transporters association held a condolence meet in which the transporters association decided to hold a complete bandh in Haldwani on Wednesday in protest against Pandey’s death. Later the local Vyapar Mandal also expressed grief at the demise and extended its full support to the bandh.
The leader of opposition in the Vidhan Sabha and Haldwani MLA Indira Hridayesh also expressed grief at Pandey’s death. She demanded that the government should provide Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to the bereaved family and a government job to his widow Kamala Pandey. Hridayesh phoned the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to communicate these demands to him. The leader of opposition further said that it was due to the impact of demonetisation and GST that Pandey was forced to commit suicide in desperation. The school fees of his two children amounting to Rs 22,000 is yet to be paid. Meanwhile, the police were on alert after the new of the death was communicated. The security in Haldwani and Nainital has also been stepped up. On confirmation of the demise, the Haldwani mayor Jogendra Singh Rautela, additional district magistrate Harvir Singh, sub divisional magistrate AP Bajpai, city magistrate Pankay Upadhyay, senior police officers, public representatives and others reached the Kathgodam residence of Pandey. The Nainital district magistrate Deependra Kumar Chaudhari and senior superintendent of police Janmejay Khanduri also reached the Pandey residence and consoled the bereaved family members. The DM said that the administration and state government are with the bereaved family and will provide all possible assistance to the family. The SSP appealed to the public to observe patience in this situation and cooperate with the police in maintaining law and order.
Meanwhile, members of the local business fraternity said that the government should also focus on the interests of the business fraternity. The Central Government should also consider making some amendments in Goods and Services Tax.
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