The three Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCDs) on Saturday decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court to seek relief for six months from sealing for traders in the national capital. The MCD also decided to stipulate an Additional Solicitor General (ASG) to present their case before the top court.
Earlier in the day, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) announced that they will go on a two-day strike in the national capital from February 2 to protest the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s sealing drive.The trade body announced that they have called for a 48-hour bandh.
Earlier in the month, the members of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s trade wing took part in a ‘katora’ (cup) march at the Karol Bagh market against the MCD’s move.Traders, industrialists and transporters, who have suffered huge losses because of sealing and demonetisation, also participated in the protest march. The drive to seal commercial establishments flouting provisions of the 2021 Master Plan began on January 7 in Khan Market, according to the orders of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee. According to the master plan, traders using properties for mixed purposes, have to pay a one-time conversion charge at the rate notified by the Delhi Government.