Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi asking that Parliament enact a law to stop the ongoing sealing of commercial units in the capital.
In letters written on Friday, Kejriwal sought appointments from the two leaders to discuss the issue. To the Prime Minister, Kejriwal said it was the Centre’s responsibility to address the anomalies in the law that have caused the latest sealing drive. In addition, he asked that the shops that have been sealed should be immediately opened. Citing the loss of jobs, he said the sealing drive could impact the law and order situation in the city.
Writing to Gandhi, the CM said that it was time to raise the issue vociferously in Parliament and force the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled government to come out with legislation to prevent the sealing. The Chief Minister also said on Friday that he would launch a hunger strike if the issue is not resolved by March 31.
The drive is being carried out on the orders of a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee.