The Delhi government has chose to lead a delegation of political parties to the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee to discuss issues related to the Delhi master plan (MPD) 2021 and find a solution to the sealing problem.
"Subhash Chopra (Ex PCC President & Speaker Delhi Assembly) and Arvinder Lovely to accompany me in a 3-member delegation for all-party meeting on sealing going with a set of solutions, based on our experience, having successfully dealt with the issue in 2006-07".
Taking on the BJP for not attending the meeting, Sisodia said that the ruling party at Centre was not serious and doing politics over the sealing.
In solidarity with Prakash, IAS and Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Services (DCS) officers have not been attending meetings with AAP ministers, and only maintaining written communication with them. Mr Tiwari who is on a state visit overseas on Tuesday had a teleconference discussion with senior Delhi BJP Office bearers and traders on the sealing issue.
The sealing drive in the national capital has hit the traders, who have been agitating against it.
"Jain has resigned from the post of advisor to the Delhi chief minister citing personal reasons and family commitment", sources said to media.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting held at the chief minister's residence, Mr Sisodia said that Mr Maken has assured them Congress MPs would raise the sealing issue in the Parliament along with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs.
AAP and the government were represented by Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, urban development minister Satyendar Jain, Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, AAP's Delhi convener Gopal Rai and MLA Somnath Bharti. However, he said that the BJP would be invited to be a part of the all-party delegation.
Maken also attacked the BJP for boycotting the meet.
He said the announcement by Delhi Government that it will soon notify the 351 roads indicates that the AAP Government not only neglected its duty of protecting the traders from sealing but it also complicated the issue to an extent that Centre was also facing difficulties in bringing an end to the sealing crisis.
He said the sealing issue suddenly got complicated in the Supreme Court in November 2017 after the Delhi Government filed an affidavit seeking two more years to even start the work on regularisation of illegal colonies and unauthorized constructions in the city.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.