The Union Health Ministry’s advertisement for online shopping has been removed after protests by traders. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) had raised its objection to this. Traders also staged nationwide protests against this advertisement. In view of the protest, the Health Department has removed the controversial video from its side. National President of CAT, BC Recruitments and National General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal have welcomed this move of the Health Department. He said that such advertisements being aired by the central and state governments are completely against the e-commerce companies rules.
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Traders made serious allegations
On October 20, traders had staged a fierce protest against the Central Health Department’s advertisement for making online purchases through Twitter. They allege that this advertisement was issued under pressure from multinational companies. It is completely illegal to encourage the countrymen to shop online under the guise of compassion when the coronavirus is ineffective across the country.
Traders told big victory
CAT’s National Secretary Pankaj Arora told that on October 23, there were three protests in the country. Even after that, when the officials of the Central Health Department did not remove the advertisement, a complaint letter was written against them. It was warned that if the advertisement was not removed, then after Diwali the traders would be compelled to come out on the road and protest. After this, this advertisement was removed on 6 November. Traders are calling it their big win.
Advertisement issued under pressure from multinational companies,
Pankaj Arora alleges that this video advertisement was released under pressure from multinational companies. Because Diwali is the biggest business in the country. This has been a part of a bigger conspiracy against the domestic business of the country, the advertisement of the Health Department. He said that now the trader will not sit still till action is taken against those responsible for issuing such advertisements. Today a complaint letter will be written to CAT Central Health. Action will be sought under online rules.