Delhi sealing issue: Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi
March 10, 2018
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asking for a law to be made in regard to the ongoing sealing drive against the commercial establishments in the national capital.
Kejriwal also sought for a meeting from the two leaders.
The CM said he would meet Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri next week on the issue.
Yesterday, Kejriwal told agitating traders that he would go on a hunger strike if the sealing issue is not resolved by March 31.
Following a meeting with the traders in Delhi’s Amar Colony, against whom the police had allegedly used force for protesting, he demanded the Centre to bring an ordinance to stop the drive.
“If there is no solution to the sealing drive by March 31, I will sit on hunger strike. We will put pressure on the Centre together,” Kejriwal told the traders.
“MPs of all parties unite and stall Parliament for two days, I believe sealing will stop within 24 hours. Sealing is going on all over Delhi and, traders, whether close to the BJP, Congress or AAP, are being affected. It is not an issue of a single party,” Kejriwal added.
The Confederation of All India Traders on March 8 called for a one-day ‘bandh’ on March 13 against the sealing drives in Delhi.
All markets in Delhi will remain closed and no business activity will take place on March 13 to lodge their strong protest against sealing commercial establishments in the state.(Agencies)