Political outfits endorse Jammu bandh call by traders

Regional political parties have come out in support of the traders’ ‘Jammu bandh’ call against ‘anti-trader’ policies, including the opening of Reliance Smart Point stores

New Delhi: Nearly every political party in Jammu and Kashmir has endorsed the ‘bandh’ call issued by a traders’ union, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on September 22nd in protest against the Reliance’s single-handed opening of 100 retail Smart Point stores in Jammu.

Apart from the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the statements of political parties for traders in Jammu have expressed support to the bandh call while the BJP-led Central government has been severely criticized.

Rollback ‘anti-business and anti-poor’ policies, says NC

The regional political party National Conference (NC) has extended its support for the ‘Jammu bandh,’ which has been called in response to the administration’s alleged “anti-trade and commerce” policies.

National Conference has always stood for safeguarding the interests of Jammu and Kashmir and will continue to do so with a sense of commitment, an NC spokesperson said in a statement issued here.

The NC spokesperson expressed hope that the administration will find reason in its ‘anti-business and anti-poor’ policies and take remedial steps.

JKNPP calls the move ‘anti-Dogra’

The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers party leadership has also expressed its full support and solidarity with small, medium, and self-employed shopkeepers and retail traders.

The party said if the proposed opening of Reliance Smart Point stores is allowed as planned, it will prove disastrous and break the backbone of Dogras’ poor business class.

The JKNPP said that Reliance’s opening of 100 retail outlets in Jammu region alone amounted to high defrauding of small businesses and self-employed educated young.

J-K’s Apni Party also supports Jammu bandh

On Monday, Manjit Singh, the Apni Party’s Provincial President in Jammu, also expressed support for the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Jammu’s proposal for a “Jammu Bandh”.

He stated that the development of high-profile businesses in Jammu will have a negative influence on the province’s whole sellers and small shopkeepers, who are already struggling, owing to limited business prospects.

He went on to say that the trade supports hundreds of families and employs thousands of people, all of whom are being treated unfairly by the government.

Will protect the interests of trader community at all costs, DSSP says

Traders received supported from the Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Party (DSSP) also. According to a press statement, a DSSP team led by President Ch. Lal Singh visited the Chamber of Commerce office on Monday to listen to the business community’s concerns.

In response to the business community, Ch. Lal Singh stated that he has always stood for the cause of Jammu and that his party, the DSSP, is devoted to the cause of the whole province of Jammu.

--

--

--

Digpu.com is looking at reinventing the idea of news at large. ‘Free Voice With A Critical Edge’ is what describes Digpu News best.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Professor Colin Harvey of Queen’s University Belfast was our guest on today’s show.

Former two-time Goan CM Luizinho Faleiro joins TMC, says Goa needs ‘credible alternative’

Former two-time Goan CM Luizinho Faleiro joins TMC, says Goa needs 'credible alternative'

Jamaican Central Bank to Airdrop $16 To First 100 Citizens Of CBDC

Strict curfew, communication shutdown in Kashmir after Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s death

Strict curfew, communication shutdown in Kashmir after Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s death

Zimbabwe military says seizes power to stop ‘criminals’, President Mugabe safe

What the AfCTA means for African Businesses

With or without their period, girls have the right to go to school

Families should be together!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Digpu News Network

Digpu News Network

Digpu.com is looking at reinventing the idea of news at large. ‘Free Voice With A Critical Edge’ is what describes Digpu News best.

More from Medium

Flow chart saves the day

Systemic Complexity and our Development Pathways

IS REALITY REAL — time for a reality check ?

Offshore Holdings Ethics Debate Sparked Following Leak of Pandora Papers