Following a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the textile dealers of Surat have at long last chosen to cancel the strike until the following meeting of GST Council, which is planned to be held in August 2017. This is positively a news of break for the central government as the strike has really hampered the pace of GST movement in Gujarat, which is thought to be the BJP's fortress.

The textile merchants of Gujarat had before dissented the new assessment structure by closing their shops for more than two weeks. They were of the feeling that the legislature should rollback the inconvenience of 5% GST on textile. According to their perspectives, the burden of 5 percent GST on textile would have major effect on their business.

A textile merchant from Surat, stated, "Jaitley guaranteed us that the issue of the Goods and Services Tax on textile will be taken up in the following GST Council meeting to be hung on August 5. In this way, we have chosen to cancel the strike till that date." He additionally included, "If no great choice comes in that GST Council meeting, we will consider going on strike again to raise our interest for annulling the five percent GST.

Revealing insight into the issue, back Minister Jaitley said that textile industry was subjected to tax before too. He said in the Rajya Sabha, "truth be told, in 2003-04, the whole textile industry was subjected to central excise duty." He stated, "For the most part, the GST rates are equivalent or lower than the pre-GST impose occurrence. What's more, hence, the cost of textures is not liable to go up." He likewise included, "nil GST on cloth will break the input tax credit chain and afterward the pieces of clothing/made ups manufactures won't have the capacity to get the credit of tax on past stages."

Surat has irrefutably a major textile market, and two-week long strike had to be sure influenced the economy of the state widely. Be that as it may, the administration is by all accounts strict in this viewpoint as the Finance Minister had made it clear that the legislature would not consider the request of the rollback.