Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he will meet chief minister Mamata Banerjee on 23 May and then presidents of all opposition parties across the country in the coming days to seek support against the Centre bringing an ordinance to give the control over the bureaucracy in the NCT back to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor. He said on 23 May, he will go to Kolkata and meet the CM at 3 pm.
The Delhi chief minister will also meet Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar and former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray this week in Mumbai to seek support against the Centre’s ordinance on the transfer of bureaucrats in the National Capital.
Mr Kejriwal will meet Mr Thackeray on 24 May and Mr Pawar on 25 May. Addressing the media after his meeting with the Bihar chief minister, Kejriwal announced his upcoming meetings with prominent opposition leaders. ”
The Delhi CM is scheduled to meet the Bengal chief minister on 23 May, followed by discussions with presidents of all opposition parties across the country. “We seek their support against the Centre’s unjust ordinance,” he said. Kejriwal added that he will be meeting other senior leaders of the Opposition, including West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in the coming days.
“On Tuesday, I will be meeting the chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee at 3 pm. After that one by one, I will go and meet the political leaders of all the other parties across the country. I have today also requested Nitish Kumar that he speak to other opposition leaders on this issue faced by the people of Delhi.
I will also continue to meet all the political leaders and formally request them to defeat this Bill if it is presented in the Rajya Sabha,” he said.