New Delhi: In a letter addressed to Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday requested immediate directions for Lieutenant Governor (LG) to allow hotels and weekly bazaars to re-open in the national capital. Manish Sisodia letter to Amit Shah came after the LG Anil Baijal on Friday overruled the Delhi government’s decision to re-open hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis as part of Unlock 3.
Hon'ble Dy CM shri @msisodia writes to Home Minister shri Amit Shah requesting immediate directions to be issued to Hon'ble LG to overturn his decision on hotels and weekly bazaars, which is against Centre's unlock guidelines. pic.twitter.com/FwqOJwKTDb
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“I request you to change your decision and direct LG to immediately accept the proposal by the Chief Minister. Delhi government will again send a file on this matter to him on Tuesday; I request you to ask LG not to stop it. When Delhi businessmen will start their work then only the economy will improve and jobs will be created,” Sisodia’s letter further read.
Sisodia said that the Delhi government was planning to send its proposal to the Lieutenant Governor again on Tuesday and asked Shah to ensure that the proposal is not stopped.
“I request you to ask the L-G not to stop the proposal. If traders start their businesses, the economy will improve and jobs will be generated,” said Sisodia.
The Delhi government had on Thursday decided to allow hotels, street hawkers to resume operations and do away with the night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am as part of Unlock 3.
It had also decided to allow weekly bazaars to reopen on a trial basis for a week with social distancing and all necessary coronavirus-appropriate measures in place, but the L-G intervened before the government could issue an order.