Agence India Press
New Delhi: Even, as the state government has threatened to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against the traders Traders in Azadpur mandi here Tuesday called for a strike from Wednesday against tax raids,
Onion prices continue to be in the range of Rs 55-60 per kg in retail markets. The government has also asked agri -cooperative Nafed to open more outlets to sell onion at a cheaper rate of Rs 35 a kg in Delhi and the NCR.
“Onion traders are feeling harassed by income tax raids and have thus decided to go on strike from tomorrow,” Delhi Agricultural and Marketing Board chairman Brahm Yadav said here adding that auctions will not take place on Wednesday.
He said that other mandis in Delhi and NCR region may also join the protest.
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