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BJP to boycott all party-meet called by Kejriwal to discuss sealing

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today decided to boycott an all-party meet called by tomorrow to find a solution to problems being faced by traders because of an ongoing sealing drive in the city, even as the slammed Manoj for touring abroad at a time when city traders were facing problems.

BJP said the party would not attend the meeting, adding that after the incident at the CM's residence on January 30, where a delegation of saffron party was "misbehaved with", it was proved that the does not believe in a "political dialogue".

"It would have been better had the met the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee and registered his protest for carrying out a sealing drive without any notice.

"The government should appoint prominent lawyers as the has appointed for his personal litigation," BJP said in a letter to Kejriwal.

In a statement, the party said, "the BJP feels there is no objective of such a meeting as the intentions of the government of are not clear on the matter."

However, will attend the all party-meeting to be held at the chief minister's residence tomorrow.

Kejriwal had yesterday written to Maken and Tiwari, inviting them for the meeting at his residence on Tuesday, saying, "We should rise above and come together to find a solution to the problems that have risen due to sealing."

The said was abroad as part of a delegation accompanying and would be back by March 15.

Taking a dig at Tiwari, senior tweeted, "Whole Delhi desperately seeking solution for Sealing. Where is "

Attacking the BJP-led Centre, AAP said, "The central government passed four ordinances to amend the Land Acquisition Act and took the same route to allow Jallikattu in after the ban. What prevents it from passing an ordinance or a bill to provide some relief to here."

In January, of Opposition Vijender Gupta had alleged that the leaders and workers "misbehaved" with members of a BJP delegation at Kejriwal's residence when they had gone there to discuss about relief to traders hit by the sealing drive.

A case was registered in the matter and some AAP MLAs were booked.

The sealing drive was undertaken by the municipal corporations of the national capital on the directions of a Supreme Court-appointed committee in December last year.

Under the drive, hundreds of commercial establishments have been sealed so far for non-payment of conversion charges and violation of the Delhi Master Plan.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 23:40 IST