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Kejriwal’s hunger strike call fails to enthuse traders; CAIT seeks law

| | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday criticised the announcement of hunger strike by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the ongoing sealing drive and asked him to bring a legislation to stop it.

Terming the move a futile attempt, CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said that instead of sitting on hunger strike, the CM should pass a Bill for moratorium on sealing and forward it to Centre for approval. He also stressed that Kejriwal should depute a senior counsel in the Supreme Court and file an affidavit as asked by the apex court.

In the drive, thousands of shops have been sealed since last December and there is still no sign of relief amid all the coordinated efforts put up by all the regarding stakeholders. Forced with the circumstances that seem to be incessant, traders associations have stalled all commercial activities by calling a total shut down on March 13.

The trade associations have decided to observe a day long bandh in all the major wholesale and retail markets including  Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazar, Kashmiri Gate, Bhagirath Place, Lajpat Rai Market, Khari Baoli, Naya Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Chawri Bazar, Nai Sarak,Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Defence Colony, Green Park, Rajouri Garden, Tilak Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Model Town, Shalimar Bagh, Pitampura, Rohini and other markets of North Delhi, Paharganj, Krishna Nagar, Vikas Marg, Laxmi Nagar, Jagatpuri, Shahdara, Loni Road, Mayur Vihar and other markets of trans yamuna areas that will remain completely closed during the day.




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