Two days after skipping the all-party meeting, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament and requested the Centre’s support for the Delhi government schemes.
“I congratulated PM on his victory in the Lok Sabha elections. I also told him that Delhi is the capital of the country, so it is important that Delhi and Centre work together for the development of Delhi,” he was quoted as saying by ANI after the meeting.
The Delhi CM also took to Twitter to announce that he has invited the PM to visit a Mohalla clinic and a Delhi government school. The AAP chief also said that he has sought Centre’s support for his government’s plan to store Yamuna water during rainy season for Delhi’s water needs.
“Met Sh @narendramodi ji n congratulated him for LS victory 1. Del govt plans to store yamuna water during rainy season. One season’s water sufficient to meet one year’s Delhi’s water needs. Requested Centre’s support 2. Invited PM to visit a Mohalla clinic n Del govt school,” he wrote on Twitter.
Kejriwal said that he has assured full cooperation of the Delhi government to the Centre.
“Assured full cooperation of Del govt. To develop Delhi, capital city of India, it is imp that Del govt n Centre work together,” he added.
Assured full cooperation of Del govt. To develop Delhi, capital city of India, it is imp that Del govt n Centre work together. https://t.co/zer8OIVBGN
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 21, 2019
The PM had on Wednesday convened an all-party meeting to discuss the idea of holding simultaneous elections called ‘one nation, one election’.
Several party chiefs, including AP CM and YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy and Odisha CM and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, attended the meeting.
Kejriwal had not attended the meet. AAP was represented by Raghav Chadha.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, DMK chief MK Stalin, NDA ally and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu skipped the all-party meeting.