All-Party Team To Meet Supreme Court Committee On Delhi Sealing Drive

Lloyd Doyle
March 14, 2018

In fact, with bypolls looming large in 20 constituencies of Delhi after as many AAP MLAs were disqualified on account of holding offices of profit, Kejriwal is aware that the action against commercial establishments could be a major electoral issue.

Ashutosh had also targeted Lt Governor Anil Baijal, calling him an "agent of the BJP" for not acting on a complaint about attack on Delhi minister Imran Hussain and Delhi Dialogue Commission vice-chairman Ashish Khetan, despite being provided evidence. We must rise above partisan politics to resolve the sealing row.

Sisodia said that Ajay Maken has assured that Congress MPs will bring up the sealing drive matter in the parliament. However, No leader from the BJP attended the meeting. They did not want to participate in todays meeting. It is better if Mr Kejriwal do whatever in his domain instead of politicising the issue'.

He alleged that through the sealing drive, the BJP wanted to pave the way for foreign direct investments in retail in the national capital.

On March 28, a traders rally will be held at Ramlila Maidan here against the sealing drive which, the CAIT said, is in "utter violation" of The Municipal Corporation of Delhi Act, 1957.

Commenting over the sealing row, Madan said that while the small traders in the national capital continue to suffer, there is politics being played on their concern.

Delhi BJP chief and MP Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday demanded that a special session of Delhi Assembly should be convened on March 15 if the Aam Aadmi Party government was committed to find a solution to the sealing issue.

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.

Asked about suggestions made by Maken on the matter, Sisodia said the AAP government would consider them.

"In today's meeting, it was decided that the all-party delegation will meet the monitoring committee to find a solution to the sealing issue", Mr Sisodia said.

Protesting traders took out protest march in different markets of Delhi and held demonstration at about 100 different places across Delhi demanding immediate stoppage of sealing and de-sealing of properties already sealed.

Shopkeepers from Amar Colony to Karol Bagh raised slogans and waved black flags to voice their protest under the banner of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).

The sealing drive is being carried out on the order of the Supreme Court over "misuse of premises".

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