Delhi sealing drive: Traders stage protest, Kejriwal convenes all party meeting

Protest against sealing drive

New Delhi, March 13: Traders staged a protest against the ongoing sealing drive and observed a day-long bandh in the national capital on Tuesday. 

This is the third trade bandh being organised in the last two months.

“Over seven lakh traders from about 2,500 trade associations of Delhi are participating in a trade bandh on Tuesday on the call of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). Both wholesale and retail markets will also observe the bandh,” stated Praveen Khandelwal, general secretary of CAIT.

In the meantime, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal convened an all-party meeting at his residence.

Ajay Maken and Arvinder Singh Lovely from Congress present. BJP’s Manoj Tiwari was also invited but BJP members did not attend the meeting.

The sealing drive is underway against business establishments using residential areas for commercial purposes without paying conversion charges.

It is being conducted by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee.

So far more than 1500 1,500 commercial establishments have been sealed across the national capital.

The apex court fixed April 2 for the final hearing in the ongoing sealing drive.


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