Rahul vows to work for the cause of street vendors

New Delhi (PTI): Reaching out to street vendors, Rahul Gandhi today made a strong pitch for a fair deal to them, including better facilities, and vowed to work for their cause.

Visiting the Raghubir Nagar area in West Delhi where hundreds of vendors sell lot of products, especially altered clothes, the Congress Vice President said, “The vendors called me complaining about the lack of proper facilities. The poor workers here have not been given proper space in the city.”


Accompanied by Delhi PCC Chief Ajay Maken and AICC in- charge of Delhi P C Chacko, Gandhi went around the sheds where the vendors do their business but have been cramped into a smaller place as the civic authorities have taken over some of the sheds.

“I have heard their grievances and will take it up with the authorities,” said Gandhi. Maken said that Gandhi was instrumental in the passage of the 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.

The Act also protects the street vendors from harassment by police and civic authorities, besides providing protection of livelihood rights and social security of street vendors.

Leaders of the Gujarati Vaghri community, whose members are mainly the vendors, said that some 4,000 vendors do their business in the cramped space and their demand is for more space.


  1. So, finally he has started walking on the dusty streets of Delhi, uh? The same place was ruled by his Pijja, Ajji, Appa and Amma all these years!! This guy is promising to do what his family and parents have failed to do all these decades!! What a joke!! Only a dhoomanna like Praveena Pinto will believe in his promises!!

    • Every dhoomanna has cows these days. Rampa

      Only a dhoomanna like Praveena Pinto will believe in his promises. – RampaNNA AGAIN

      Well, you – Original RamPai, fit-in perfectly as a “dhoomanna”. So how many cows do you have & too in the USA? Do your cows have Social Security nos and scholarships in top US universities? Smiles….

      In response to your second silly comment, don’t you recall your beloved Pradhana Sevaka made PLENTY of promises and that too BEFORE he got elected?

      Man.. Grandpa…. I don’t want to repeat myself again and again because YOU have taken a patent on it. But then…. remember, black money back in 100 days, FLOWING into Indians accounts in 150 days, Sreemana Dawooda Ibraheema booked and brought back to India, millions of Bangladeshis to be deported by end of May 2014, swaccha bharatha, acche din ….. (aa gaye – Sushma ko, Jet Lee ko, Amitha Shaha ko, RajaNatha ko, Vasu Raje Ko, Chauhana ko….) blah blah blah.

      And you believed in those promises?

      I’m REALLY thankful that I sold off my TV, set-top box, PS3, CD’s etc. I have my reincarnated Grandpa in you ya Rampa. Now, the word ‘entertainment’ means YOU and your ‘Mann Ki Baath’. :):):)

      Jindabad Grandpa’ji Ki
      Jindabad Rampa’ji Ki

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