With the traders body calling for a nation-wide bandh, a large number of shops and commercial establishments in the Capital are likely to remain closed on Thursday. The bandh in Delhi will be a part of the all India bandh called by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) to protest
the governments decision to allow FDI in retail sector. Narender Madan, president, Delhi unit, CAIT, said a large number of markets in Delhi, including those in the Walled City, Sadar Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Chawri Bazar, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Khan Market, Kashmere Gate, Tilak Nagar, Rohini and Krishna Nagar will remain closed.
More than 10,000 trade organisations across the country are expected to participate in the Bharat Vyapar bandh, said Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general CAIT. Meanwhile, Vijender Gupta, Delhi BJP president, along with scores of party workers, took out a padyatra through Chandni Chowk market to protest the decision to allow FDI in retail.
BJP party workers also took out a padyatra in prominent markets of Delhi such as Connaught Place, Sadar Bazar, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Daryaganj, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Rohini, Vikas Marg and Shahdara and appealed to traders to make the bharat bandh and Delhi bandh successful.
We will burn effigies of government leaders at 20 prominent places in Delhi. We will also stage massive demonstrations at various places across the Capital including the Town Hall, Chandni Chowk, Pitampura central market Lajpat Nagar and Vikas Marg, Gupta said.