Delhi govt to move SC seeking relief against sealing drive

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New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with other leaders at CM's residence in New Delhi, Jan 30, 2018. PTI

New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with other leaders at CM’s residence in New Delhi, Jan 30, 2018.
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government will move the Supreme Court seeking a temporary ban on the sealing drive. His remarks post the failed meeting between the ruling party legislators and Delhi BJP leaders, which saw flared temperaments with both sides blaming each other.

A BJP delegation led by Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari walked out of the chief minister’s residence ahead of the meeting, alleging that the AAP government wanted to “divert” the issue.

On the other hand, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said he was sad that the BJP did not participate in the meeting and announced that the Delhi government will approach the Supreme Court for a “temporary ban” on the ongoing sealing drive.

“I am sad that this meeting could not take place. We will go to the Supreme Court for a temporary ban on sealing,” he said.

New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari addresses the media, Jan 30, 2018. PTI

New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari addresses the media, Jan 30, 2018.
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Tiwari said the BJP delegation walked out of the meeting since Kejriwal had converted it into a “public rally”. “We sensed their dangerous mood and felt that he was not interested in finding a solution to the problem,” he charged.

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta alleged misbehaviour by AAP leaders and workers.

AAP workers also entered into a scuffle with BJP workers, Gupta charged and added that he has filed a police complaint against AAP MLAs and others over the incident.

Kejriwal said he will visit markets hit by the sealing drive later in the day to meet the affected traders.

The sealing drive is being carried out by municipal corporations since last month against properties violating civic norms.

(With inputs from PTI)