Sealing drive: AAP, Congress to meet SC committee, raise voice in Parliament together

An all-party delegation will meet a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee to seek a solution to problems posed by an ongoing sealing drive, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday, while hitting out at the BJP for boycotting a meeting called on the issue by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The meeting, held earlier on Monday, was attended by Kejriwal and other AAP leaders as well as three members of the Delhi Congress, led by DPCC chief Ajay Maken.The BJP did not take part in it.

During the talks, AAP and Congress agreed to raise their voice in Parliament through their MPs against the drive being carried out since last December by municipal corporations in the city. Traders have been adversely affected by the move to shut down commercial establishments.

"I wish BJP had also participated in the interest of Delhi's traders," Kejriwal later tweeted, describing it as a very good meeting.

Maken attacked the BJP for boycotting the talks, stressing that parties needed to "collectively find a solution" to the traders' problems.

"There are some issues on which we should not do party politics," he said.

Hitting out at the BJP at a press conference at the CM's residence, Sisodia said it was unfortunate that the party's representatives did not attend the meeting called to find a solution to the sealing issue.

"Instead of attending the meeting, the BJP is doing politic...

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