Sealing drive: BJP hits back at Kejriwal, Maken

Advisor To Delhi CM VK Jain Who Said He Saw AAP MLAs Manhandle Delhi Chief Secretary Resigns

Advisor To Delhi CM VK Jain Who Said He Saw AAP MLAs Manhandle Delhi Chief Secretary Resigns

Jain is claimed to have told police that he went to the washroom after reaching Kejriwal's official residence and when he came out, he saw the two MLAs assaulting the chief secretary.

Replying to the tweet, Kejriwal wrote, "I urge u to kindly raise sealing issue strongly in current session of Parliament and force BJP to take all steps necessary to stop sealing n open sealed shops".

Mr. Sisodia said the decisions were taken at an all-party meeting called by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, which was boycotted by the BJP. "The BJP can resolve the issue in a day if they want to".

The meeting was called to discuss the ongoing sealing drive against traders in the national capital.

Apart from the decision that the AAP and the Congress MPs will raise the issue in Parliament, Mr. Sisodia said that Mr. Maken had given good suggestions, including asking the government to move the Supreme Court and meeting the monitoring committee. From AAP, among those who were present included AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and MLA Somnath Bharti. Taking to twitter, Gandhi advised both BJP and Congress to "stop the drama of allegations and counter-allegations over sealing in city".

He also said that both parties should work together to find a solution to the issue.

He said the announcement by Delhi Government that it will soon notify the 351 roads indicates that the AAP Government not only neglected its duty of protecting the traders from sealing but it also complicated the issue to an extent that Centre was also facing difficulties in bringing an end to the sealing crisis. Markets like Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Kamla Nagar and several other prominent commercial places are likely to remain shut today.

The business losses due to Tuesday's bandh were estimated at Rs 1,800 crore, with the revenue loss to government pegged at about Rs 150 crore, CAIT said.

The Municipal Corporations have undertaken the sealing drive following directions of the Supreme Court appointed committee past year.

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