BJP-led NDA will hold a nationwide protest on September 20 protesting against the central government’s decision to hike diesel price and allow FDI in multi-brand retail.
Announcing the alliance’s decision here, BJP leader LK Advani said "NDA on Saturday said decided to hold a nation-wide strike on 20th of this month. I am sure that the suffocation felt by the people for a long time is about to come to an end."
In November last year, the government had approved 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand. This was, however, put on hold due to political opposition, including from UPA constituent Trinamool Congress.
Further, the CAIT said it has also appealled to various political parties to extend their support to Bharat Trade Bandh call.
"Traders will also meet chief ministers of various states to garner their support for the movement," Khandelwal said.
Further, he said, the government even did not consult the traders and other stakeholders of the retail trade before announcing its decision to liberalize the retail sector.
Traders and opposition parties had said allowing foreign retailers like Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour in multi-brand retail in India would lead to loss of jobs for lakhs of people.
The confederation claimed it has a membership of over five crore traders across India.
Check with the schools and colleges now and find whether it is a holiday for ur kids since it tomorrow will be a holiday ….