Encouraged by the huge success of Rashtriya Vyapari Dhanyawad Mahasammelan at Talkatora stadium held on Friday last week, Union Minister and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel on Monday said that traders in the country are still strongly backing the BJP. The party has gone all out to woo the city traders — the party’s traditional vote bank — through various initiatives, he said.
Goel, who belongs to the traders’ community and has been busy in recent months in reaching out the city traders, was instrumental in holding the Mahasammelan last week. The Mahasammelan was addressed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The party believes that Narendra Modi’s pro-trader announcements will offset the negative publicity generated by moves like sealing, demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST)
“Thousands of traders from the city as well as other parts of the country attended the Mahasammelan. Its success shows that traders in the country are still strongly backing the BJP,” said Goel.
The BJP Sankalp Patra promising a National Traders’ Welfare Board, pension for all small shop-owners above the age of 60, accidental insurance for all GST-registered traders, merchant credit card, and collateral-free business loans of up to Rs 50 lakh to small and medium enterprises, show that the party cares for the traders in the country, he said.