A Trade Bandh has been implemented in the major market areas of Delhi, as a way to protest the sealing of shops, which is being carried out by the municipal corporations on the direction given by the Supreme court committee. Thus all major wholesale and retail markets including Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, Khan Market, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Kamla Nagar and Azadpur are likely to remain closed.
"Not even a single shop owner will open his shop in Delhi-NCR on Tuesday, every corner of the Capital will remain shut", a DNA report quoted general secretary of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), Praveen Khandelwal, as saying. The BJP did not take part in it.More news: Pogba doubtful for Sevilla clash
On March 11, the Chief Minister had written to Delhi Congress and BJP chiefs respectively, inviting them to attend the all-party meeting. "He should also notify 351 roads for mixed land use without any further delay", he said.
An all-party meeting called by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to discuss ways to stop the ongoing sealing of commercial establishments in Delhi will be boycotted by the BJP, the party said. A day after, almost 400 shops were sealed by the SDMC.More news: Nuance Investments LLC Acquires 123744 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
According to a CAIT statement, the traders are demanding that the Union Government bring a bill in the current session of the Parliament for delaying the sealing drive. "We were not sent any notice or shown any orders. We have paid conversion charges, we have trade licences and GST numbers... they didn't listen to us", Kamal Chawla told Indian Express.
The issue of sealing, Mr. Chahal wrote, has been bothering the Capital's traders and shopkeepers since December 2017 but the AAP "government did nothing to remedy the situation". There was no reason for a senior police officer to raise a hand on a worker. However, it has sealed some basements for alleged misuse and is also carrying out a survey of mezzanine floors.More news: Calm before the storm? North Korea still mum on Trump summit