A day after meeting the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to get more support from the opposition parties against the Centre’s ordinance on control of administrative services in Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray.
Also present at the meeting was Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann. Kejriwal said that the country is in danger and the opposition must unite against the BJP.
Later in the day or tomorrow, Kejriwal is also scheduled to meet Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo, Sharad Pawar.
The Delhi Chief Minister on Tuesday embarked on a nationwide tour to seek support from the Opposition parties against the ordinance brought by the central government on the transfers and postings of bureaucrats in the national capital.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor accused the Centre of “taking away the rights” of the people of Delhi and said that the ordinance “should not” be allowed to pass in Rajya Sabha.
This comes after the Union Government on May 19 brought an ordinance to notify rules for the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) regarding the ‘transfer posting, vigilance and other incidental matters’.
The ordinance was brought to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 and it circumvents the Supreme Court judgement in the Centre vs Delhi case.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also been putting in efforts to rally the opposition against the Centre ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Nitish Kumar, in this regard, met Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi.