Blow to Arvind Kejriwal as adviser VK Jain steps down


According to the party, Tiwari, who is now on a state visit overseas, had a teleconference discussion with senior Delhi BJP office bearers and trader leaders on the sealing issue.

The Delhi Police then submitted Jain's statement at a city court, which said that he had gone to the washroom during the meeting and as he came out he saw the two AAP MLAs "physically assaulting" the Chief Secretary.

Ajay Maken will, however, attend all party-meeting to be held at the chief minister's residence on Tuesday.

The meeting was called to discuss the ongoing sealing drive against traders in the national capital.

It is an irony of political situation of Delhi that the current irresponsible Government is praising Congress the party originally responsible for the sealing menace, " Mr Tiwari said.

He said the Delhi government had not yet met the monitoring committee since the sealing drive had begun, adding that the chief minister had also agreed to a meeting with the committee.

"Stop the drama of allegations and counter-allegations over sealing in Delhi. They want to finish off traders so as to bring in FDI", he said.

He also said that both parties should work together to find a solution to the issue.

In his letter to Maken specifically, Kejriwal wrote that since the Congress leader has been a minister for Urban Development, he is sure of getting good and practical suggestions on the issue from him. Markets like Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Kamla Nagar and several other prominent commercial places are likely to remain shut today.

On 28 March, a traders' rally would be held at Ramlila Maidan here against the sealing drive which, the CAIT said, is in "utter violation" of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi Act, 1957.