"The status quo ante would be restored and the levies as per the earlier tariff alone would be collected," he said.
On the decision of a section of traders to observe a bandh on February 20 to protest the hike in the taxes, the Minister said, "This is a politically-motivated decision although the government had taken a decision to keep the increase in taxes in abeyance."
He also said he would appeal to the traders going ahead with their plan to observe the bandh to drop the agitation in larger interest of wellbeing of the people, he added.
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