Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Sealing drive: BJP hits back at Kejriwal, Maken

Sealing drive: BJP hits back at Kejriwal, Maken

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Congress.

The Congress was represented by Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken and senior leaders Arvinder Singh and Subhash Chopra. "I assure you from my side that my party and government will do whatever is needed to put an end to sealing and to reopen shops that have already been sealed", wrote the Delhi Chief Minister.

"If the Kejriwal government is committed to find a solution of sealing issue, it should immediately hold a special session of Delhi Vidhan Sabha on March 15 and pass a resolution seeking moratorium (on sealing of) all commercial constructions and unauthorized colonies existing as on 31st December, 2017 and forward it to the centre government", Tiwari said in a statement.

The infamous incident that took place at Kejriwal's residence on February 20 created a massive rift between the bureaucracy and the AAP MLAs.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal shot back, asking the Congress chief to raise the "sealing issue" in Parliament and force the BJP to take steps to stop the drive, which he said his party would support.

Maken said the Delhi government has not met the Monitoring Committee since the sealing drive began and added that Kejriwal has also agreed for a meeting with the parliamentary panel. Mr Tiwari who is on a state visit overseas on Tuesday had a teleconference discussion with senior Delhi BJP Office bearers and traders on the sealing issue.

The meeting was called to discuss the ongoing sealing drive against traders in the national capital. Jain is one of the eyewitness' who was present at the time of the assault.

Khandelwal said it would hold a "vyapaari panchayat" in Karol Bagh in which thousands of traders are expected to participate.

"Nobody wants to solve our problems, we are being used as a tool to play politics, had it been otherwise, the situation could have been different", he said.

Responding to Gandhi, Kejriwal asked him to raise the issue in Parliament and offered all support from AAP.

The Monitoring Committee was set up by the Supreme Court in 2006.

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