Kejriwal visits markets to take stock of sealing drive
NEW DELHI: After the meeting ended, with both sides blaming each other, Kejriwal visited many markets, including in Hauz Khas, Sadar Bazar, Chandni Chowk, and Hudston Lane to take stock of the sealing drive.
Addressing a gathering in Meherchand Market in South Delhi, the Chief Minister said that the AAP government was "totally against sealing occurring in the city".
A BJP delegation, led by Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari, walked out of the CM's residence ahead of a meeting, alleging that the AAP government wanted to "divert" the issue. The meeting itself witnessed high drama after there were reports of scuffles between BJP workers and AAP MLAs, prompting Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta to file a police complaint.
Delhi CM Kejriwal along with Minister Satyendar Jain reaches Hudson Lane Market, meets and interacts with traders affected heavily by the sealing drive. Along with Minister Imran Hussain and AAP leader Alka Lamba, Delhi CM reaches Chandni Chowk to meet traders affected by the sealing move.
While interacting with traders at Hudson Lane market, Kejriwal tells them that the government was going to the Supreme Court soon to get relief from the sealing drive being carried out by BJP-ruled MCD.
"In the next two to three days, the Delhi government will file a petition in the Supreme Court to get a stay on the sealing drive," Kejriwal said.
"We will put all your problems in the petition and get a stay from the Supreme Court," the Chief Minister said.
Kejriwal said that traders were not given notice before the sealing and termed the drive as "hooliganism".
The Chief Minister said that he had written a letter to the Lieutenant- Governor to urge him to implement four steps to put an end to the drive.
Kejriwal said that the Lieutenant-Governor and the central government have the powers to implement these steps and they can end the drive in 24 hours if they wish to do so. AAP leader Dilip Pandey sat on a hunger strike near the Civic Centre in Central Delhi, alleging that the BJP was responsible for the ongoing sealing drive.
Later, AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj tweeted that the three Municipal Corporation Commissioners will appear before an Assembly committee on the issue on Wednesday, wherein Delhi officials concerned too will be present.
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