Delhi congress leaders Thursday met Lt Governor Anil Baijal seeking his intervention to end sealing of non-polluting household industries in the city, and said a failure would "force people" to come out on the streets in large numbers.
"People are angry with the sealing action and forced collection of conversion charge by municipal corporations and if it is not stopped, over 50 lakh people will come out on the streets and the condition in Delhi will get vitiated," Maken said in a statement.
In the meeting with Baijal, Maken said the civic bodies come directly under the Lt Governor and the Union Home Minister, and demanded that orders be issued to the three municipal corporations of Delhi to stop collecting conversion charges.
The Congress is running 'Nyay Yudh' campaign against "illegal" sealing of non-polluting household industries in the city.
The delegation also included AICC incharge of Delhi affairs PC Chacko, former ministers Arvinder Singh Lovely, Haroon Yusuf, and convenor of 'Nyay Yudh' campaign Mukesh Sharma.
A large number of protesters including labourers and household industry owners will attend the 'Nyay Yudh' rally at Karol Bagh Friday (September 14), Sharma said.
More than 40 big and small traders' and shopkeepers' associations have pledged their support to Delhi Congress' 'Vyapar BachaoMazdoor Bachao' rally at Karol Bagh, he added.
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