All-party meet at Kejriwal's residence to discuss sealing drive in Delhi

Andrew Cummings
March 14, 2018

He said that another meeting would be called on the issue of sealing if the BJP is willing to attend it.

He said the Delhi government had not yet met the monitoring committee since the sealing drive had begun, adding that the chief minister had also agreed to a meeting with the committee.

Civic bodies have undertaken the sealing drive initiated by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee on December 2017 past year. A few days back, Delhi police officials have question retired IAS officer VK Jain about the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly done by Aam Aadmi Party MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan.

Earlier in the day, Mr Maken expressed hope that the Government would find a solution to the issue which has affected traders across the city.

Protesting against the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital on the directive of a Supreme Court appointed committee, traders in Delhi have called for a "trade bandh" on Tuesday, 13 March. However, he said that the BJP would be invited to be a part of the all-party delegation.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Development Minister Gopal Rai were among others who attended the meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

Hitting out at the BJP, Mr. Sisodia said: "They don't want to find a solution. Due to BJP-AAP collusion and fake fights, traders are facing a lot of difficulties", the Congress president said in a tweet.

On the issue of 351 roads, which have been pending notification as commercial or mixed-land use for over 10 years, Mr. Sisodia said the government would go to the Supreme Court next week to seek permission for the notification.

The joint forum of the Delhi government employees has demanded action against Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia in connection with the case.

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

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