CM Kejriwal demands audience with PM Modi, Rahul

Protest in Amar Colony Lajpat Nagar as shops have been sealed

Protest in Amar Colony Lajpat Nagar as shops have been sealed

Mr Kejriwal had on Friday threatened that he would go on a hungerstrike if the sealing drive is not stopped by March 31. "We will put pressure on the central government".

The sealing drive was taken up by the BJP-led civic bodies after directions from the Supreme Court in December a year ago. Speaking in a public address, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal while hitting out at the centre said, "if no solution will come up for sealing till March 31, then I will sit on the hunger strike".

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi asking that Parliament enact a law to stop the ongoing sealing of commercial units in the capital.

CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said,"Instead of talking about hunger strike, Kejriwal should honestly work for the traders and accordingly should pass a Bill for moratorium on sealing in the ensuing session of Assembly and forward it to Central Government for approval". "The traders are on the verge of starvation and each shop is means of livelihood for many people".


No sealing can be carried out in Delhi as per existing law, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken said today, while citing amendments in the Master Plan, and expressed concern that the Centre and the Delhi government were not properly handling the issue. There is only one solution now.

In his letter to Modi, the Delhi CM wrote, "The shops of traders in Delhi these day are being sealed".

"The proposals of DDA (Delhi Development Authority) for amendment in Master Plan 2021 are very confusing since every proposal contain certain riders and conditions which are hard to follow and as such the basic object of bringing proposals to provide relief to traders from sealing will be highly defeated, according to prominent traders", it said. Coming to the Kejriwal's letter to Rahul Gandhi, the chief minister sought an appointment with him and said sealing of commercial establishments is driving lakhs of people unemployed.

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