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My Valentine-My shop: Delhi traders against sealing drive to give roses to officials

PTI
Published : Feb 9, 2018, 5:01 pm IST
Updated : Feb 9, 2018, 5:02 pm IST

On February 15, the traders will also hold a mega rally against the sealing drive at the Ramleela Maidan.

The civic bodies are conducting the sealing drive against commercial units, under the supervision of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, since December 2017. (Photo: PTI)
 The civic bodies are conducting the sealing drive against commercial units, under the supervision of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, since December 2017. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Traders in the national capital on Valentine's Day -- February 14 -- would present roses to officials demanding an ordinance by the Centre to end the sealing drive in New Delhi.

This would be followed up by a mega rally against the drive at the Ramleela Maidan on February 15, traders' body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said on Friday.

Thousands of traders from across the city would participate in the rally, CAIT general secretary, Praveen Khandelwal told reporters.

"We will press for our demand for an ordinance by the Centre to end the sealing drive," he said.

Khandelwal also said that traders would also give roses to civic agency officials under the 'My Valentine-My Shop' campaign on February 14.

Also read: Delhi traders’ body calls for 48-hr bandh against sealing drive, most markets to remain shut

The civic bodies are conducting the sealing drive against commercial units, under the supervision of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, since December 2017.

Scores of commercial units have been sealed and fines have been imposed on traders over violations of Delhi Master Plan 2021 and non-payment of conversion charges.

Khandelwal alleged that the sealing drive was going on in "violation" of the laws.

"The so-called guilty are being punished without following the due process of the law," he said.

The confederation will approach the Supreme Court against conducting of the sealing drive by the monitoring committee.

A meeting with the Union Home minister Rajnath Singh is also planned, he said.

Tags: delhi sealing drive, confederation of all india traders
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi