Weekend lockdowns and strict restrictions have been imposed in the state to prevent the outbreak of corona. But this decision of the state government is being opposed by the general public and small traders, businessmen and other sectors. In such a situation, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has demanded that the traders should be allowed to keep the shop open for at least 3 days in a week. This letter has been written by Yashwant Killedar, President of Vyapari Sena of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.
MNS letter to CM
Corona’s plague has returned to Maharashtra and we have ordered strict rules and restrictions under the Break the Chain campaign from 8 pm on April 5 to prevent its spread. You must have set all these rules and restrictions by thinking of many things. But on the whole, it does not take into account the business class at all.
You have approved commercial products, but if the merchant class and its business that runs the next chain of goods is closed, how will the finished goods rise and sell?
Today, there are an estimated 1.5 million traders in Maharashtra and their workers and their families are connected with them. It is a fact that traders as well as small shopkeepers have suffered huge losses due to the lockdown that started in March last year. Despite suffering many economic losses, this business class is contributing to the upliftment of the country by paying the workers’ salaries, electricity bills, government taxes, everything on time.
When the lockdown was imposed across the country last year, you may have noticed that all the traders in Maharashtra responded spontaneously. But when the same lockdown continued for another 4 to 5 months, their collars broke. After getting permission for business gradually, it took them 4 to 5 months to stabilize, and similarly, the lockdown announced again from April 5 under the Break the Chain campaign has seen traders take to the streets in many parts of Maharashtra.
The business community, which is an important factor for the economic progress of the country, has from time to time complied with every rule of government and administration. You too should take them into confidence and allow the merchant class to keep the shops open for at least 3 days a week as demanded by the Rajsahebs considering their and their state’s economic prosperity.