With MCD elections slated to take place on December 4, the trade wing of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to hold over 100 meetings with traders in the markets of Delhi in the next 15 days.
The party will reach out to the traders to understand their needs and will seek votes for the upcoming MCD elections.
AAP Trade Wing Convenor Brijesh Goyal and President Subhash Khandelwal said, “These meetings will take place in different markets. We will make efforts to communicate with as many traders as possible. There will be 2-5 meetings in each of the market areas such as Khari Baoli, Naya Bazar, Bhagirath Palace, Sadar Bazar, Chawri Bazar, Kashmere Gate, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, Nehru Place, Rohini, Shahdara and Pitampura.”
They added, “We will also put forth the agenda given by the party in the offices of the respective market associations. The AAP has given tickets to more than 30 traders in Delhi. There are several problems faced by the trader community that can be resolved by the MCD. When the AAP government comes to power in the MCD, we will free the traders from ‘Inspector Raj’. We will also beautify the markets and effectively implement a permanent & practical solution to the parking problem.”
Besides, they also said that their government will fix the broken roads and streets maintained by the corporation and abolish the conversion fee and parking fee.
“Sealed shops will be reopened. The process of granting all types of licenses will be made online so that traders can register comfortably. We will clean the vending zones which will make the market look beautiful automatically,” added Khandelwal.
Goyal said, “We will conduct a separate meeting with women traders and their suggestions will be included in the manifesto. The trade wing will issue a separate manifesto for traders. This will be prepared on the basis of interaction with the business community. There is 50 percent participation of women in the corporation elections. There are several women traders in Delhi and they have their own issues which can be resolved only by the MCD. These include sectors like boutique operators, beauty parlour and salon operators, e-commerce, fashion designers, cosmetics, jewellery..”