Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Sealing: BJP-AAP colluding with each other, alleges Rahul Gandhi

Sealing: BJP-AAP colluding with each other, alleges Rahul Gandhi

After the all party-meeting at the CM's residence, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the government would submit a survey report on 351 roads in the Supreme Court on Monday to ensure that there is no sealing on these roads in the coming days.

In another setback to Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), V K Jain, the advisor to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Tuesday citing personal reasons, days after he was questioned by the police in connection with the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. "I have requested Delhi government to ask the director local of bodies to direct the municipal corporations to inform the public about the reasons for sealing before the sealing is carried out".

Reacting to the government's move, Tiwari said, "It is clearly established before the traders and people of Delhi that the Arvind Kejriwal government not only neglected its duty on protecting the traders from sealing but it also complicated the issue to an extent that Centre is also facing difficulties in bringing an end to the sealing crisis".

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.

Meanwhile, the BJP has chose to boycott the all-party meet called by Kejriwal even as the AAP slammed Tiwari for touring overseas at a time when city traders were facing problems. "We should present our points in favour of traders before the committee", Sisodia said.

"BJP wants to make way for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) through the sealing drive", Sisodia said and added that the drive is being done with the support of BJP.


After the meeting, Maken said the discussion was fruitful. Ajay Maken will, however, attend all party-meeting to be held at the chief minister's residence on Tuesday.

Maken said the Delhi government has not yet met the monitoring committee since the sealing drive began and added that Kejriwal has also agreed for a meeting with the committee.

On March 11, the Chief Minister had written to Delhi Congress and BJP chiefs respectively, inviting them to attend the all-party meeting.

Following the sealing drive, traders had alleged that they were beaten up by the Delhi Police personnel deployed on the spot.

To protest against the ongoing sealing drive by the municipal corporations in the national capital, the traders in Delhi have made a decision to observe a "trade bandh" on Tuesday.

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

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