Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meets street vendors

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacted with street vendors in the Raghubir Nagar area of the National Capital on Monday morning (July 13). Before meeting the street vendors, Rahul visited a local temple, where he paid obeisance to the deity. Congress leaders Ajay Maken and PC Chacko were also present at the venue. On February 19, 2014, Rajya Sabha had passed the bill which aims to regulate street vending and protect the rights of urban street vendors, besides ensuring steps against their harassment by police and civic authorities. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2014 which Lok Sabha had cleared on September 6 of last year also provides for protection of livelihood rights and social security of street vendors.

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