SEALING WILL BE A PRIME PLANK IN 2019 ELECTIONS
Taking sealing agitation to a new direction, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) is holding an ” All Party Traders Parliament ” on sealing issue on 10th April at New Delhi which will be attended by leaders of prominent political parties.and will held serious discussion to understand the gravity of the issue and will suggest remedial measures through mutual dialogues. The political parties will also make their stand clear on this issue.
CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal said that BJP State President & MP Mr. Manoj Tiwari, Congress State President & former Union Minister Shri Ajay Maken and Chief of Aam Aadmi Party & Delhi CM Mr. Arvind Kejriwal have been invited to the event beside Delhi Deputy CM Mr. Manish Sisodia, all Delhi MPs of both LokSabha and RajyaSabha, Spokesman of AAP & MLA Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj, Leader of Opposition in Assembly Shri Vijender Gupta & Deputy Leader Shri Om Prakash Sharma and all three Mayors of MCD have also been invited.
Mr. Khandelwal said that about 200 prominent Trade Leaders of leading Trade Associations of Delhi will be attending the event. The CAIT will present a Traders Charter on Sealing to all parties and will seek their opinion. If through a mutual understanding something concrete is evolved, the CAIT will take an All Party delegation to Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and others as a follow up exercise.
The sealing issue is now becoming one of the most critical issue among the trading community since it has vital bearing on livelihood of lakhs of people in Delhi. Sealing of one shop is disturbing livelihood of about 20 families. Gradually this issue is inching towards 2019 Elections as the traders are minutely assessing the role of political parties and in mutual conversation of traders it is becoming an Election issue for 2019. There are about 8 lakh commercial,establishments in Delhi providing employment to nearly 40 lakh people. The families of traders and their employees are also attached to establishments. On the other hand about 10 lakh people like Courier, Transporter, Hand Cart Owner, artisans etc. are also dependent upon the traders for their earning.
Such a big chunk of people if converted into a Vote Bank could bring mandate to its own choice. Some kind of deliberations and discussions are underway among traders in Delhi. If traders also have to face the wreath of sealing then Traders and their employees can easily convert themselves into a Vote Bank. Even otherwise, the traders are disillusioned from the current business scenario. Beside sealing, the complexities of GST, 100% FDI in single brand retail, No use of Mudra Yojna for traders and over and above gross neglect of traders by the Government are some of the burning points which can damage political fabric to a great extent.
The sealing issue is also important to trade of Delhi and its economy as well. If situation continues, there will be sharp decline in Delhi trade in coming days and huge loss of revenue to the Government. In last 3 months trade has declined to about 40% in Delhi. The important question is what is the fault of traders ? When Government Agencies proved utterly failed in development of Delhi why only traders are being penalised and traders and their employees are being deprived of their earning by sealing the business establishments.