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Eyeing ’19 polls, mantri to meet traders July 20

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : Jul 19, 2018, 5:03 am IST
Updated : Jul 19, 2018, 5:03 am IST

A BJP leader said the interaction with traders will take place on Friday at Dr Ambedkar International Centre in the national capital.

Piyush Goyal
 Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Knowing the important role played by traders (voters) in the national capital in next Lok Sabha polls, Union finance and railway minister Piyush Goyal to interact with the traders’ on July 20.

A senior Delhi BJP functionary told this newspaper that the interaction will take place on Friday at Dr Ambedkar International Centre in the national capital in which Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari will be present along with Mr Goyal. “Mr Goyal will talk about the initiative taken by Narendra Modi government in the field of trade and business,” he added.

The meeting saw an attempt by the party win back the support of traders, who will play a pivotal role in the next year general elections. Traders in national capital always voted in favour of the BJP, but are unhappy with the ongoing sealing drive on the direction of the SC-appointed monitoring committee and and the BJP’s failure to find a solution to save them.

“Traders are a sizeable and important presence in Delhi’s total electorate and no party can afford to lose their support. To win back lost ground, an interaction of traders has been planned with the Union finance minister,” said a Delhi BJP insider.

The party, however, termed the interaction a platform to discuss the problems related to GST. Delhi BJP general secretary Rajesh Bhatia said that all prominent trade organisations have been invited in the programme.

According to Mr Bhatia, Mr Goyal will participate in the discussion and also solve the problems of traders. BJP national vice president and city unit in-charge Shyam Jaju will also address the traders

“The Delhi BJP has inv-ited the traders’ bodies but we request the them to email their problems and suggestions related with GST on our email id bjpdelhioffice@gmail.com or on WhatsApp on 9810074100 and 8130892149 one day in advance so that we can present their problems before Mr Goyal,” Mr Bhatia added.

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