The traders’ body is carrying out its protest despite Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri’s claims that the Delhi Master Plan would be amended to take care of their concerns. A meeting between BJP Delhi leaders, commissioners of the three municipal corporations and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on the controversial sealing drive underway in Delhi markets, ended in chaos on Tuesday.
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12.30 pm: Most of the shops in Lajpat Nagar also remained closed following the bandh call by Confederation Of All India Traders (CAIT). Congress leader Ajay Maken also joins protest.
12.15 pm: Meanwhile, 4 AAP MLAs were booked for assaulting Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta and two others at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a meeting on the sealing drive.
11.30 am: DDA member and BJP MLA Vijender Gupta said three proposals regarding amendments to Delhi Master Plan 2021 have been passed. “Three proposals about amendments to 2021 Master Plan of Delhi have been passed. Period of the proposal being put in the public domain has been reduced from 45 days to 3 days. The proposals will be approved in another DDA meeting at LG house after 3 days,” Gupta said.
11.20 am: DDA member and AAP MLA Somnath Bharti said it was the BJP’s prerogative to fill loopholes in the Master Plan as it controlled the MCDs. “It’s BJP’s duty to fill loopholes in Master Plan as it is in power in Centre and MCD. Sealing could’ve been prevented if BJP did that. All legitimate demands of CM Kejriwal have been approved in the meeting. These demands will be put in public domain,” Bharti said.
11.05 am: Meanwhile, officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) held a meeting with LG Anil Baijal at his residence on Friday to discuss the ongoing crisis over the sealing drive.
11.00 am: The Aam Aadmi Party Delhi unit will hold a peaceful protest outside Delhi Raj Niwas on Friday at 11 am against BJP-sponsored sealing in various markets.
10.50 am: Most of the shops in Karol Bagh were closed following the bandh call by Confederation Of All India Traders (CAIT).
10.15 am: Praveen Khandelwal of Confederation Of All India Traders said the ongoing sealing drive was very harmful to the economy. “Almost 2,500 markets will be closed. Protest marches against sealing would be taken out by businessmen in around 500 markets. The ongoing sealing is very harmful to our economy,” he said.
10.00 am: Delhi bandh for 48 hours starts from today, almost 2,500 markets will be closed.
9.00 am: Apart from CP and Khan Market, markets in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, Defence Colony, Green Park, Rajouri Garden and Tilak Nagar are likely to remain closed on Friday.
(Source: The Indian Express)