Shopkeepers of the city under the aegis of Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) have threatened vehement agitation if a lockdown is imposed by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in the coming days. They have made it clear they will not obey the lockdown.
A meeting was held between mayor Sandip Joshi, NVCC office-bearers, additional commissioner Ram Joshi and other NMC officials on Wednesday afternoon. NVCC president Ashwin Mehadia warned NMC officials not to even think of lockdown.
“We have suffered a lot due to lockdown in the summer months. And we don’t have any money to make two ends meet. We also have to take care of our employees. Under such conditions, if a lockdown is imposed it will be disastrous for us,” Mehadia told.
BJP city president Pravin Datke said things had come to such a pass because neither guardian minister Nitin Raut nor the officers were taking public representatives into confidence. “They act as a bridge between citizens and government,” he added.
(With inputs from TimesOfIndia)