Sealing: AAP, Congress to meet SC panel for amicable solution

Delhi traders protesting over going sealing drive at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi

Delhi traders protesting over going sealing drive at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi

Earlier in the day, both Kejriwal and Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken slammed the BJP for boycotting an all party-meeting called by the chief minister to discuss the sealing issue Hitting back at both parties, Tiwari said, "In the name of an all-party meeting on sealing issue, the two faces of a same coin i.e. Congress & AAP today sat together and praised each other's efforts".

"This (sealing) is the biggest crisis in the lives of traders". "After this affidavit the Supreme Court expressed its concern over the intentions of Delhi Government and revived its Monitoring Committee to curb the growing menace of unauthorized construction, " he said. "Their real goal is to introduce FDI in retail and ruin the traders".

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress MPs will jointly raise this matter in Parliament.

Health minister Satyendar Jain, development minister Gopal Rai, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and MLA Somnath Bharti were among the others who took part in the talks. More than half a dozen policemen were deployed additionally apart from the regular security deployment outside the CM's residence for the meeting.

"Stop the drama of allegations and counter-allegations over sealing in Delhi". Arvind Kejriwal has already written a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi, to bring changes in the ruling so that people, who earn their livelihoods through the shops don't lose their jobs and the situation could even lead to violence in the city. It will be sent to BJP also.

Mr Sisodia said that BJP could resolve the issue immediately if it wanted to.

"There are some issues on which we should not do party politics", he said. Over seven lakh traders would be participating in the protest, said the statement issued by CAIT.

After the meeting, Maken said the discussion was fruitful.

The sealing drive - being carried out by the three BJP-led city municipal corporations under the guidance of the Monitoring Committee - has been launched against the business establishments using residential properties for commercial purposes and the ones which have not paid conversion charges.

Mr Maken said that everyone should join hands to stop the sealing drive and all the facts should be properly presented before the Supreme Court.

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