Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warned the central government of a hunger strike against the ongoing sealing drive in New Delhi. The leader has also urged all the political parties to unite and pressurise the Central Government to stop the sealings of shops in New Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal said that he will launch a hunger strike if the issue is not resolved by March 31.
Kejriwal while speaking at Amar Colony market, where he met shopkeepers protesting against the sealing drive at the market said,” “If the sealing problem is not solved before March 31, then I will sit on a hunger strike. We will put pressure on the central government.”
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Thursday sealed over 450 shops at south Delhi’s Amar Colony market, with several traders alleging that the action was taken without giving any valid reasons and that the police lathi charge left several traders injured.
Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi asking for a law to be made on the issue, also seeks meeting time from the two leaders.
#Delhi #Sealing issue: CM #ArvindKejriwal writes to PM #NarendraModi and Congress President #RahulGandhi asking for a law to be made on the issue, also seeks meeting time from the two leaders pic.twitter.com/NM0DV7uvrE
— ANI (@ANI) March 10, 2018
However, there has been a war of words between the AAP and BJP, both are accusing each other on the issue.
The monitoring committee under the guidance of Supreme Court had directed the municipal corporations to close down business establishments that had carried out unauthorised construction, misused property and failed to pay conversion charges. Till date, over 2,500 shops, restaurants, showrooms and offices have been hauled up for violation of such Master Plan 2021 norms.
With Inputs from media reports