Delhi CM appeals PM Modi to bring ordinance to stop sealing
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring an ordinance to stop "sealing" in the national capital.
"The BJP has to pass an ordinance of only four lines in the Lok Sabha which will ensure that for the next five years, no shops, factories and houses would be sealed," Kejriwal said.
He was addressing a gathering in west Delhi's Matiala Vidhan Sabha constituency when he attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over sealing thousands of shops and factories in the last one year.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener said that even though the BJP controls the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), "it won't stop the sealing drive".
"BJP's hooliganism has been going on for the past one year in the name of sealing. First they sealed thousands of shops, then factories and now I have received information that some houses have also received the notice," Kejriwal said.
He said that just one four-line ordinance will give the government a chance to find an alternate solution to this "sealing problem" and people would also not be rendered jobless.
"For the last one year, the BJP has created chaos in the capital. People's shops have been closed for 8-9 months and thousands of people have become unemployed. If it continues like this, millions of people in Delhi will be unemployed," Kejriwal said.
Targeting Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, Kejriwal said on one hand the BJP is running its sealing drive and on the other, "Manoj Tiwari does drama by breaking the seal of a house".