The Hush Post: Delhi’s Popular shopping markets like Connaught Place, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh and Defence Colony Market will remain closed on Saturday. Today is Day 2 of the traders’ strike against Delhi civic body’s massive sealing drive. Over 600 shops in 100 shopping complexes have been sealed over the past few weeks. It is likely that traders extend the strike for a third day, which as it is a Sunday, if the BJP-ruled civic agencies do not stop the sealing drive. The civic bodies are sealing shops, restaurants and other business establishments that allegedly use residential areas for commercial purposes without paying conversion charges.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Development Authority approved changes to the city’s Master Plan on Friday to provide relief to businessmen hit by the sealing drive.
It is to be noted that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused a team of BJP leaders of walking out of a meeting last week.