After farmers, Rahul woos vendors
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met street vendors at Raghubir Nagar and listened to their grievances. He also asked party workers to fight for the rights of vendors, including getting them trade licences.
"The vendors called me to complain about the lack of proper facilities. The poor workers have not been given proper space in the city," he said. Gandhi, accompanied by DPCC chief Ajay Maken and Congress in-charge of party affairs in Delhi PC Chacko, went around the make-shift cramped sheds from where the vendors carry out their business. "I have heard their grievances and will take it up with the authorities," he said.
Maken said Gandhi was instrumental in the passage of Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2014, which aims to regulate street vending and protect the rights of urban street vendors.