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Shun ‘stunt and theatrics’ on sealing, CM tells BJP

AGE CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published : Nov 23, 2018, 1:03 am IST
Updated : Nov 23, 2018, 1:03 am IST

Traders’ body CAIT has urged Union home minister Rajnath Singh to bring an ordinance to provide relief to people hit by the sealing drive.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that  the BJP should end its “stunt and theatrics” over the sealing issue, and immediately bring an ordinance to maintain status quo and provide relief to lakhs of people. His comments came hours after the Supreme Court closed contempt proceedings against BJP MP Manoj Tiwari for breaking the civic agency’s seal at an establishment in the city in September.

The apex court, however, slammed the Delhi BJP chief for levelling frivolous allegations against the court-mandated committee, saying it shows how “low he can stoop”.  “If BJP is done wid its stunts and theatrics, the people of Delhi urge BJP to immediately bring an ordinance now to maintain status quo, provide relief to lakhs of people and save their jobs (sic),” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

 

The apex court also said that “misplaced political propaganda has no place” and “such practices should be deprecated”. Later, Mr Tiwari claimed that the court had noted his concerns over the “pick and choose policy” in the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital.

In his statement, Mr Tiwari said,  “The pick and choose policy of the Monitoring Committee and the illegal sealing actions which have been highlighted by us have been taken note of by the Supreme Court.”

Meanwhile, traders’ body CAIT has urged Union home minister Rajnath Singh to bring an ordinance to provide relief to people hit by the ongoing sealing drive, officials said on Thursday.

 

In a statement issued here, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT ) said it has sent a letter to Singh urging him to bring an ordinance to “stop sealing in Delhi or categorically declare that the central government was not bringing any ordinance.”

CAIT secretary-general Praveen Khandelwal said a letter has been sent to the home minister in this regard.

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