Sheila-spell works on traders; onion-strike ended

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Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, Jan 12: The chief minister of New Delhi Sheila Dikshit once again showed her magical charm as onion traders withdrew their strike on Wednesday, Jan 12.

The spokesperson of the onion traders association stated, "Prices of onions will come down within next two-three days, as arrivals have increased in the wholesale market."

Onions price touches Rs 80/kg

After their meeting with the chief minister, the traders informed, "The chief minister told us that she will look into our grievance, specially the harassment meted out by the Income Tax officials during the raids conducted at our premises," and also declared, "we have decided to withdraw the strike."

On the other side, the CM stated, "the traders came to me to announce that they have decided that they will withdraw the strike at this very moment and said in the next two-three days prices of onions will come down quite substantially because the crop which comes around this time in Jan 2011 will be arriving."

Asia's largest wholesale fruit and vegetable market, Azadpur mandi's onion traders had gone on an indefinite strike to protest the Income Tax Department's raids on them.

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI)

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