“Uddhav Thackeray Promised…”: Arvind Kejriwal After Meeting
Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has promised to help the Aam Aadmi Party to block the government’s special order to keep Delhi’s bureaucracy under control.
The two leaders met at the Thackerays’ lofty residence in Matosree in Mumbai, where Mr Kejriwal was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha members Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha and Delhi Minister Adishi.
“Uddhav Thackeray has assured us of his support in Parliament and if this Bill (Constitution) is not passed in Parliament then the Modi government will not come back to power in 2024,” Mr Kejriwal said.
Mr Thackeray said, “We have all united and saved the country and democracy. I think we should not be called ‘Opposition’, in fact, they (Central) should be called ‘Opposition’ as they are against democracy and the Constitution. .”
On Tuesday, Mr Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata as part of a nationwide tour to drum up support for the Aam Aadmi Party’s fight against the Central government’s emergency.
The Center on Friday introduced an ordinance to create powers for transfers and posts of Group-A officers in Delhi, saying the Aam Aadmi Party government was cheating the move by a Supreme Court ruling on deregulation of services.
The ordinance, which comes a week after the Supreme Court handed over control of services in Delhi, excluding police, public order and land, to an elected government, seeks to set up the National Capital Civil Service Commission to take disciplinary action against the group. An officer from the DANICS cadre.
Prior to the Supreme Court’s May 11 judgment, transfers and postings of all officers of the Delhi government were under the administrative control of the lieutenant governor.