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CAIT delegation meets Rajanth Singh on sealing issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A delegation of traders today met Rajnath Singh, seeking his intervention in the issue of the sealing drive being carried out in the city.

The delegation was led by Confederation of All Traders (CAIT), secretary general, Praveen Khandelwal, who has been demanding the drive be stopped.

The sealing action is being taken by the city's civic bodies at the instance of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee for any violation of civic norms or the Master Plan of 2021.

It had started in the national capital late December last year.

"A CAIT delegation today met and apprised him of the implications of the sealing drive on traders, and sought his intervention in the matter," the CAIT said in a statement.

Stressing the need to "rise above politics", Chief Minister yesterday had called for an all-party meeting at his residence on Tuesday, to find solutions to problems being faced by traders because of an ongoing sealing drive.

Meanwhile, in a show of solidarity, traders, under the aegis of the CAIT, are slated to hold a 'Delhi Trade Bandh' on March 13.

Khadelwal said scores of traders belonging to various trade associations of Delhi will participate in the bandh.

"Both across Delhi shall observe the bandh. The traders will also hold a 'Vyapaari Panchayat' tomorrow at Arya Samaj Road, Karol Bagh, during the course of the bandh," he said.

Khandelwal said the assured the delegation that "the government is taking steps to bring a permanent solution to the issue of sealing".

"He (Singh) advised the delegation to meet Anil Baijal," he said.

All major of Delhi, including Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazar, Kashmere Gate, Bhagirath Place, Lajpat Rai Market, Khari Baoli, Naya Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Chawri Bazar, Nai Sarak, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, and Defence Colony, would down their shutters on that day, the CAIT claimed.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 21:05 IST