To protest against the ongoing sealing drive by the municipal corporations, all major wholesale and retail markets will remain closed in the national capital. More than seven lakh traders belonging to about 2,500 traders association would participate in raising voice against an offence.
The General Secretary of the confidential of All India Traders said, "Not even a single shop owner will open his shop in Delhi-NCR on Tuesday, every corner of the Capital will remain shut”. He further added, “It would hold a 'vyapaari panchayat' in Karol Bagh in which thousands of traders are expected to participate”.
In last few months, hundreds of commercial establishments in Delhi have been sealed for non-payment of conversion charges and violation of the Delhi Master Plan. Most visited Markets like, Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazar, Kamla Nagar and several other commercial places are likely to remain shut today.
To get the ultimate solution to the ongoing stealing drive in Capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called for an all-party meeting at his residence. He had also written to Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, for inviting them to his residence for the meeting. "We should rise above politics and come together to find a solution to the problems that have risen due to sealing,” Kejriwal said.
Earlier the traders had shut their shops for two days (2nd and 3rd February) to mark the protest against the stealing action which began in December 2017.