Cong hits out at govt over ‘il­le­gal seal­ing’

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI -

The Delhi Congress lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gov­ern­ment on Thurs­day over “il­le­gal seal­ing” of in­dus­trial units in the city, de­mand­ing im­me­di­ate re­lief for such es­tab­lish­ments.

Ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence in the na­tional Cap­i­tal, se­nior Congress leader and former MLA Mukesh Sharma held both the Cen­tre and the Delhi gov­ern­ment re­spon­si­ble for seal­ing of house­hold in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments and shops in the city.

Sharma al­leged that the seal­ing has ren­dered lakhs of peo­ple job­less and “ru­ined” the lives of many in­di­vid­u­als.

He said the Delhi Pradesh Congress Com­mit­tee (DPCC) will hold a “mas­sive demon­stra­tion” out­side the res­i­dence of Chief Min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal over the is­sue on Fri­day.

“Il­le­gal seal­ing drive of house­hold in­dus­tries and shops in Delhi was due to the se­cret un­der­stand­ing be­tween the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

“In the his­tory of Delhi, it was for the first time that the two po­lit­i­cal par­ties, which came to power with a huge ma­jor­ity at the Cen­tre and in Delhi (AAP gov­ern­ment), were giv­ing their silent nod to the il­le­gal seal­ing drive of house­hold in­dus­tries and shops in Delhi,” the Congress leader said.

Sharma said the DPCC also de­manded im­me­di­ate no­ti­fi­ca­tion to recog­nise ar­eas with 70 per cent house­hold in­dus­tries as in­dus­trial ar­eas in the na­tional cap­i­tal.

Work­ers sit out­side the shut shop in the Cap­i­tal—File photo

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