On Friday, Arvind Kejriwal met Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren in Ranchi.New Delhi:
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Congress should decide whether it is with the Constitution and the 140 crore people of the country or with Modi ji. He was referring to the issue of opposition coming together to oppose the Centre's proposed law to restore the Lieutenant Governor's control over transfers and postings of bureaucrats in Delhi. The Center has canceled the decision of the Supreme Court by issuing an ordinance regarding this. The central government is now going to bring this bill in Parliament.
Kejriwal was asked that the Congress has not yet said its support on this issue and the Congress will play an important role in bringing down this ordinance in the Rajya Sabha. So have your talks with the Congress progressed?
To this, Arvind Kejriwal replied, "It will increase, it will definitely increase... Why not increase? We have sought time from him and we hope he will give time and also help in the fall of this ordinance in Parliament. I can't imagine how any party can vote in favour of this ordinance. And as I said, this is not my fight, the whole country is watching, the whole country will see. So the Congress has to decide whether it is with democracy, the Constitution and the 140 crore people of the country or with Modi ji," he said.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in Ranchi over the Centre's ordinance against the Delhi government. The ordinance will be introduced in Parliament during the monsoon session. The BJP has a majority in the Lok Sabha but not in the Rajya Sabha. Therefore, if all non-BJP parties unite, then this ordinance can be dropped. It is not only about Delhi, but about the federal principles of the country," he said.
Earlier on Thursday, Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann met DMK chief MK Stalin in Chennai.
The Aam Aadmi Party has so far not got the support of the Congress in opposing the Center on this issue. Arvind Kejriwal is planning to challenge the Centre's move in court. Apart from this, he is also trying to unite political parties in his support. He has earlier met several prominent opposition leaders, including Congress' Maharashtra ally Uddhav Thackeray and veteran leader Sharad Pawar. On Thursday, Kejriwal met DMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, an ally of the Congress in the south.
After the meeting, Kejriwal made his message clear in the press conference. "The Congress should support it. Kejriwal has earlier expressed his desire to meet Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi, but he has not received any response from the Congress so far.
However, Kejriwal is getting the support of Congress ally Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) and Sharad Pawar. On Thursday, Stalin also stood with the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, promising support to block the Centre's bill in the Rajya Sabha. Apart from this, Kejriwal also has the support of Left parties, including Bihar Chief Minister and interlocutor for opposition unity Nitish Kumar, Deputy CM and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Tejashwi Yadav.
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