On matters concerning the Delhi sealing drive, BJP delegation on Tuesday arrived in Delhi to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. The delegation aimed at carrying out a discussion on the ongoing sealing drive against commercial properties for alleged violations of civic norms. The delegation consisted of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari along with party MP and MLAs.
While addressing the media on Tuesday, Kejriwal said that the Delhi government will approach Supreme Court seeking a temporary ban on sealing drive. He further added, If the Centre or LG wanted not a single shop would have been sealed in Delhi.
Following the press briefing, he took Twitter and wrote, "I will visit various markets and meet the traders affected by sealing."
Earlier on Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Lt Governor Anil Baijal seeking to meet him on Monday, along with all BJP and AAP MLAs, MPs and councillors in the national capital to find a solution to the sealing issue.
Kejriwal's letter came hours after Delhi BJP's general secretary Ravinder Gupta wrote to him, saying the party's Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari, its MPs and MLAs will go to the CM's residence discuss the ongoing sealing drive. In his letter to the L-G, the chief minister said, "As the (sealing) matter comes under you, I along with (BJP) MPs and MLAs, also AAP MLAs and councillors will come to you.”
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP have levelled allegations against each other over the issue of sealing drive being carried out by the saffron party-led civic bodies in the national capital.
The AAP has demanded that the Central government should either bring an ordinance or amend Delhi Master Plan 2021 to stop sealing. The BJP, on the other hand, demanded that the AAP dispensation should come out with a notification on mix land use to give a relief to the city's traders.
Municipal corporations in Delhi have undertaken the sealing drive initiated by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee. Commercial premises have been sealed for failing to deposit conversion charges according to provisions in Master Plan 2021.
(With inputs from PTI)