Hitting out at the BJP at a press conference at the CM's residence, Sisodia said it was unfortunate that the party's representatives did not attend the meeting called to find a solution to the sealing issue.
Also today, Protesting against the ongoing sealing on the directive of a Supreme Court appointed committee, traders in Delhi have called for a "trade bandh" on Tuesday, 13th March. VK Jain has resigned from his position after days after he was questioned by Delhi police in relations to the allegations assault with Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. "I wish BJP had also participated in the interest of Delhi's traders" (sic).
AAP sources said the coming together of the two parties was to find a solution to the problems faced by traders, who are considered supporters of the BJP generally. Even though BJP was also invited to this all-party meeting, it boycotted it. Both parties, referring to the BJP and the AAP, should stop playing politics and find a solution to the issue quickly, Mr. Gandhi said.
In a statement, the party said, "the Delhi BJP feels there is no objective of such a meeting as the intentions of the government of Delhi are not clear on the matter". "But the BJP wants to finish off traders by establishing foreign direct investment in the city", he said. The meeting lasted nearly for an hour and was fruitful, Maken said.
Maken said he had suggested that the government effectively tackle the sealing case in the Supreme Court, and added that as the government had so far not approached the monitoring committee, an all party-delegation should meet the court panel to discuss the issue.
"The government should appoint prominent lawyers as the chief minister has appointed for his personal litigation", BJP said in a letter to Kejriwal. "We have told them that for each area, the MPD and the existing law has a solution and therefore the ongoing sealing is illegal", Maken said. "Ajay Maken (Delhi Congress chief) has given some good suggestions for reforms, we will implement them", Sisodia said.
In solidarity to Prakash, IAS and Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Services (DCS) officers have stopped attending meetings with AAP ministers, only maintaining written communication with them.
Municipal Corporations are carrying out the drive under the directions of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee.