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BJP demands ordinance for amnesty to traders

india Updated: Nov 06, 2006 22:29 IST
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Accusing the government of having faltered on “every occasion” on the Delhi sealing and demolition issue, the BJP said on Monday that it had no option now but to bring an Ordinance to give amnesty to shopowners and traders in residential areas following the Supreme Court’s refusal to budge on the sealing.

Party spokesman Prakash Javadekar stated that these should be no delay in issuing an Ordinance to provide relief to about five lakh traders, including those who had filed affidavits in the court, to maintain peace in Delhi.

He also demanded that the government must notify Delhi Master Plan 2021 to ensure that such a situation does not arise again in future.

Javadekar blamed the Centre, Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi and the Urban Development Ministry for having long ignored the BJP’s suggestion to grant one-time amnesty to the traders as the only solution to the present impasse on the matter.

“Al these remedies were available to the government for the last so many months but it has not seized the opportunity,” the BJP leader stated adding that he doubted the government’s sincerity in providing succour to the distressed traders.