- BJP’s Delhi unit chief requests LG to lift weekend curfew
- The BJP leader said, according to the Kovid data released by the Delhi government, now the spread of the virus is under control.
- Will the weekend curfew be lifted in Delhi?
New Delhi: In view of the decreasing corona cases in Delhi, the demand for removal of weekend curfew has intensified. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit president Adesh Gupta on Saturday urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to lift weekend curfew, do away with odd-even system for opening shops and allow restaurants and gyms to operate with 50 per cent capacity. requested. At the same time, traders have threatened protests in the city expressing strong displeasure over the decision of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority to continue with the weekend curfew and odd-even rules for shops.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday allowed private offices to function with 50 per cent staff amid the outbreak of the Kovid-19 pandemic, but decided not to lift the weekend curfew and restrictions on opening shops. . The decision came after the Lt Governor, presiding over the DDMA, rejected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal to lift weekend curfew and open shops in markets on an odd-even basis.
BJP leader Adesh Gupta in his letter to the Lieutenant Governor has said, “Business activities are the lifeline of any city and due to restrictions, these activities have suffered badly and traders are incurring huge losses.” Thousands of people working with him are facing pay cut, while daily wage laborers are also losing their livelihood.
Claiming that the third wave of Kovid-19 has stopped, the BJP leader urged Baijal to end the system of opening shops on odd-even basis and lift the weekend curfew. He said that restaurants and gyms should also be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity. Gupta has said in the letter to the Lieutenant Governor, “In view of the increase in the cases of Kovid-19 in Delhi, DDMA under your leadership had imposed several restrictions on commercial activities here in the interest of public health. The traders and general public of Delhi have fully cooperated and complied with the restrictions.” The BJP leader said that according to the Kovid data released by the Delhi government, the spread of the virus is now under control. The infection rate has now come down to the unit digit.
Traders threaten to demonstrate if weekend curfew is not lifted
Traders have threatened protests in the city expressing strong displeasure over the Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s decision to continue with the weekend curfew and odd-even rule for shops. Chamber of Traders Industry (CTI) office-bearers said that if the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) does not change its decision in the next two to three days, they will hold protests across Delhi. CTI President Brijesh Goyal said in a statement that 20 lakh traders of Delhi are deeply disappointed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s decision to continue the curfew over the weekend. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is actually the head of the DDMA, the apex decision-making body on issues related to the corona virus.
Delhi traders in favor of freeing the market from Kovid restrictions: CAT survey
In a survey by retail traders’ body CAIT, most of the traders in Delhi have expressed their opinion in favor of freeing the markets from Kovid restrictions and opening the markets on all days of the week. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) on Saturday released the results of this survey, saying that it has sent a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, seeking relaxation in the restrictions imposed for the prevention of Kovid infection in the national capital. CAIT said, “At a time when the rate of infection is declining every day, the ongoing Kovid restrictions in the country’s capital Delhi have largely opposed the traders of Delhi.” This online survey by CAIT on Friday and On Saturday, in which traders were asked to give their opinion about the continuation of the Kovid restrictions in Delhi.
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