New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Samajwadi Party president and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow today to garner support against the central government's ordinance on transfer-posting of officers in the national capital. Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal had met several leaders including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, NCP president Sharad Pawar, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray to seek support.
Along with Arvind Kejriwal, a delegation of the Aam Aadmi Party will also be present during the meeting with the SP chief. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Rajya Sabha MPs Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha will also accompany him.
What is the central government's ordinance?
The Central government has brought an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court's decision, which provides for the formation of the National Capital Civil Services Authority for the transfer of officers. In its verdict, the Supreme Court had ruled that except police, public order and land, the rest of the rights should be given to the elected government of Delhi. The new ordinance provides for shifting these powers from the Delhi government to a committee over which the Centre will have effective control.
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last few days, Arvind Kejriwal has met many opposition leaders of THE BJP. He has also sought the support of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Apart from this, Arvind Kejriwal has sought an appointment with the Congress high command publicly on social media. However, there has been no response from the Congress on this issue so far. According to sources, many veteran Congress leaders are against the AAP government.
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