Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi making desperate pleas for their intervention in the ongoing sealing row in the national capital.
In his letter to Modi, the Delhi CM wrote, “The shops of traders in Delhi these day are being sealed. These traders work hard with utmost honesty to carry out their trading business and even pay taxes to the government. These are the same people who contribute to the development of the country.
“The reason for the sealing drive lies in the loopholes in the existing laws. The responsibility to remove these loopholes is of the central government, which did not act in the timeliness manner. Now the traders are having to bear the brunt.”
While writing to Gandhi, Kejriwal urged the Congress president to raise this issue in the parliament so that the central government is forced to pass a Bill on this matter. He wrote, “This is one of those issues, where we must rise above politics. I would like to meet you to discuss this issue. I hope you will give me the time for this meeting.”
Meanwhile, while speaking at Amar Colony market in Delhi, Kejriwal threatened to hold a hunger strike beginning 31 March to protest against the ongoing sealing drive. He said, “If the sealing problem is not solved before 31 March, then I will sit on a hunger strike. We will put pressure on the central government.”