BJP, Raj Theckeray’s Maharashtra Navniram Sena are demanding non-essential retailers to be opened for at the least a couple of hours in a day.

As merchants of Maharashtra are protesting the restrictions imposed throughout the state, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Wednesday stated discussions have been held with all political events earlier than saying the restrictions within the state. BJP and Maharashtra Navniram Sena have additionally come out in opposing the state authorities’s determination to close all non-essential retailers for all the month.

“Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had held discussions with leaders of all parties including the Leader of Opposition before making the decision. The Maharashtra government has taken the decision for the people’s good. Otherwise, the situation will be more critical. I feel the Prime Minister is also very concerned regarding the surge of Covid cases,” Raut stated, as reported by information company ANI.

After a number of rounds of warning to the general public and subsequent deliberations with stakeholders, the Maharashtra authorities of April four introduced new pointers of weekend lockdowns and evening curfew which is able to stay in impact until April 30. Under the brand new restrictions, non-essential retailers must stay shut until month finish, which has irked the merchants associations of the state. Since authorities pressed into motion shutting such retailers from Tuesday, protests surfaced on Tuesday night.

In Mumbai, merchants gathered in Borivali and Bhendi Bazaar space of south Mumbai on Tuesday shouting slogans and holding placards to protest the lockdown, information company PTI reported.

The Federation of Trade Association Pune stated it is going to write to the Prime Minister, chief minister and different authorities saying that important retailers draw giant crowds whereas non-essential retailers don’t witness such crowding. In Pune, members of the United Hospitality Association, a physique that represents lodges, eating places and bars, staged a protest exterior the Pune Collectorate Office on Tuesday

The Thane BJP has urged the district administration to permit all non-essential retailers to function for at the least 4 hours in a day in order that small merchants are usually not damage. MNS’s Raj Thackeray too stated he favours holding retailers open for at the least two to a few hours day by day.


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