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Kejriwal calls all-party meet on sealing issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Stressing the need to "rise above politics", today called for an all-party meeting at his residence on Tuesday to find solutions to problems being faced by traders because of an ongoing sealing drive in the national capital.

thanked Kejriwal for the move, while the BJP said it would decide on its participation after consulting Manoj Tiwari, who is currently abroad.

"We should rise above and come together to find a solution to the problems that have risen due to sealing," the said in letters sent today to Tiwari and Maken.

Maken, who had written a letter to Kejriwal on Saturday, offering to share with the what he felt could be a solution to the drive, thanked him for accepting his request.

Praising Kejriwal for inviting the BJP, which rules the three municipal corporations carrying out the drive, the expressed the hope the saffron party would participate in the meet.

The situation demands "positive politics", he said.

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

An office-bearer of the party said a decision on Kejriwal's invitation would be taken after a consultation with Tiwari.

Kejriwal also suggested that not more than three people from each party be present at the meeting for its smooth functioning.

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

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

The had yesterday written letters to and seeking appointments with them to discuss the sealing issue and stressed the need to bring a Bill in Parliament to stop the drive.

The sealing is being undertaken by the municipal corporations on the directions of a Supreme Court-appointed committee. Hundreds of commercial establishments have been closed so far for non-payment of conversion charges and violation of the Delhi Master Plan.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 19:10 IST