24-dec-2012 …. To finalise the strategy of their two month long nationwide movement “Khudra Swarajya Abhiyan” against FDI in Retail, a meeting of the core committee of “Khudra FDI Virodhi Rashtriya Morcha”( KFVRM), a joint coalition of retail stakeholders hold a meeting at New Delhi today which was attended by leaders of Farmers, Traders, Hawkers, Transporters, Consumers, Self employed groups, trade union, cooperative and other sectors of retail trade. The nationwide movement will be kicked off from New Delhi on 1st January,2013 when leaders of different states belonging to all retail stakeholders will participate in a “national convention” organized by KFVRM.
More than 100 leaders of different sectors will join the Convention to be held on 1st January. Invitations have also been extended to prominent leaders of different political parties including Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party. After completion of two month long movement, a massive rally at Ramlila Ground will be held in the month of March, the final date of which will be announced on 1st January, 2013.
It is remembered that during this two month long agitation, large scale of protests including Sankalp Yatra, Chaupal Charcha, Dharna, Demonstrations, Torch Procession and other democratic protest means will be hold in different states of the Country. To make the movement more active and visible optimum use of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook will be utilized, A different protest in the series of Cartoons will also be carried out all over the Country. The leaders of different retail stakeholders will tour extensively all over the Country during the two month movement-said Mr. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).
On the other hand, Mr. Khandelwal strongly criticized the reported statement of Union State Minister Shri Sachin Pilot for advocating the need of making lobbying legal in India. Such a statement of the Government and its Ministers reflect their acute partisan attitude towards the welfare of the corporate sector and they are least bothered about the livelihood of crores of people of the Country.
The core committee meeting held today at New Delhi was attended by trade leaders Shri Satish Garg, Shri Ramesh Khanna, Shri Vijay Pal, Coalition Coordinator Shri Deepak Sharma”Pradeep”,Farmer Leaders Shri Naresh Sirohi ,Shri Krishan Vir Chaudhary , Smal Sectors Leader Shri Ved Prakash Gupta , Shri Ravinder Bansal,Shri Mahaodar Lal Dhawan, Hawkers Leaders Shri Soudhan Singh, Shri Sakil Ahmed, Shri R.B. Singh Rajput, Consumers Leader B.S. Sachdeva, Transporters Leaders Shri Pradeep Singhal, Shri Rajender Kapoor , Shri Asutosh Ved , Labour Leaders Shri Pawan Kumar and Shri Ashwani Mahajan.
For more details, please contact CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal at 9891015165-9310199771