CAIT to start countrywide protest against retail FDI April 1

 The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Sunday announced a countrywide "Sampark Yatra" across the country from April 1 to protest against the government's decision to allow FDI in retail.

"The yatra will make people and traders aware about the attempts being made by the government to hand over Indian bazaars to global retailers," CAIT said in a release Sunday.

The decision was taken by the national core committee of CAIT in a meeting Sunday at its headquarters here. The meeting was chaired by CAIT's national president B.C. Bhartia.

"The forthcoming general elections are crucial for the national polity and the role of traders will be of immense importance. Traders may individually be associated with different political parties but when the question of traders will rise, they will be joining hands irrespective of their political affiliations," CAIT national secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said.