Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet his Tamil Nadu counterpart MK Stalin on June 1 in an effort to seek support against the Centre’s Ordinance on control over administrative services in the national capital.
Taking to Twitter on May 31, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief stated, “Will be meeting Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin in Chennai tomorrow (June 1) to seek DMK’s support against Centre’s unconstitutional-undemocratic ‘Anti-Delhi’ Ordinance”. Notably, Arvind Kejriwal had on May 23 embarked on a nationwide tour to seek support from the Opposition parties against the Ordinance.
Arvind Kejriwal will meet Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on June 2.
“On June 2, I will meet the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren ji in Ranchi. Will seek their support against the Ordinance passed by the Modi Government against the people of Delhi,” he said in a subsequent tweet.
The AAP national convenor has so far met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav.
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.
(with inputs from ANI)