CAIT sought PM intervention on sealing issue

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New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) In the wake of the Supreme Court order directing sealing of all premises not conforming to the norms laid down by the 2021 Master Plan for Delhi, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resolve the crises during the current session of Parliament to provide relief to traders.

Beside the Prime Minister, the CAIT has also sought intervention and assistance of Leader of Opposition L K Advani, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BJP President Rajnath Singh and Communist leaders A B Bardhan and Prakash Karat, Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, Minister of state for Urban Development Ajay Maken, Delhi Governor Tejendra Khanna, Chief Minister Sheila Dixit and State Presidents of the BJP and the Congress Harsh Vardhan and Jai Prakash Aggarwal respectively.

The CAIT has also urged Delhi MPs to take up the matter in Parliament in order to secure relief for traders. The CAIT in a letter sent to the leaders has also sought an appointment to raise the issue on different platforms.

It has called for a one time relief for Delhi traders from sealing just on the pattern of relief granted to farmers by the Union Government.

It further said that without providing any kind of re-location or rehabilitation, sealing the business establishments is the violation of the principles of natural justice and humanity. The CAIT regretted that statutory provisions of the MCD Act 1957 were being flouted openly by the MCD in the matter of sealing.

The CAIT has appealed to all political parties to join hands together in this hour of grave crises for Delhi traders and provide a hand of succour.

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