AAP, Cong bury hatchet to stop sealings

Adjust Comment Print

"Their real goal is to introduce FDI in retail and ruin the traders".

While Kejriwal "missed" BJP in the meeting, AAP and Congress attacked BJP for missing an opportunity to "speak for the traders".

Sisodia said in the days to come, the sealing drive was likely to intensify and also reach the rural areas.

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. More than half a dozen policemen were deployed additionally apart from the regular security deployment outside the CM's residence for the meeting.

At the Vyapari Panchayat held on Tuesday at Karol Bagh, the CAIT declared to hold a Mega Rally of Delhi Traders against sealing on forthcoming March 28 at Ramlila Ground.

"I wish BJP had also participated in the interest of Delhi's traders", Kejriwal later tweeted, describing it as a very good meeting.

Even though BJP was also invited to this all-party meeting, it boycotted it.

More news: Trudeau, Trump talk tariffs
More news: Dolphins, Albert Wilson Agree Upon Three-Year, $24M Deal
More news: Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies at 91

The commercial activities in the national capital came to a standstill on Tuesday with a day long "Delhi Trade Bandh" call given by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against arbitrary sealing of business establishments here.

Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the BJP and the AAP of "collusion" on issue and asked both the parties to stop blaming each other and find an immediate solution to the problem.

"We have given a representation to the CM, and will send this to the BJP also, in which we have divided the city into six parts".

Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Development Minister Gopal Rai, AAP leader Sanjay Singh and lawmaker Somnath Bharti were among the others who took part in the talks.

"The then Centre and state government under the Congress working on its past strategy to suppress the issue, brought out an under developed Master Plan-2021 which though stopped the sealing at that time but soon complicated the situation to the extent that in 2017 Supreme Court actively re-intervened", he said in the statement.

After the meeting, Mr Maken said it was a fruitful discussion on the issue.

Mr Maken said that everyone should join hands to stop the sealing drive and all the facts should be properly presented before the Supreme Court.

Comments