Ashwin Mehadia, President of Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce, (NVCC) representing 13 lakh traders of the region through a video message has appealed to the traders to start their establishment from March 22. Mehadia clarified that during the lockdown imposed from March 15 to March 21, there was usual traffic of people on the roads, neither the Corona cases, has come down during this period, then why only traders be penalised by keeping their shops closed. He said NVCC after discussing with all its affiliated organisations had met the Guardian Minister Dr Nitin Raut, and explained their plight, and requested him to allow opening of all shops and establishments.
The Minister after patient listening left the meeting and did not pass any order yet. “NVCC will be ready for the agitation if traders are not allowed to open their shops or establishments,” Mehadia said. He also said that they will wait for the decision of the administration on extending the lockdown.