In Outrage Of Sealing Drive, Arvind Kejriwal Threatens Hunger Strike From March 31

| March 10 , 2018 , 11:16 IST

The sealing drive by Delhi Municipal Corporation has disrupted the general lives of traders. Upon witnessing no improvement in the situation of a commercial establishment, CM Arvind Kejriwal has decided to take the matters into his own hands.

While interacting with the traders of Amar Colony market on Friday, Kejriwal threatened to launch a hunger strike if the issue is not resolved until the month's end. Delhi CM is urging the other political parties to unite in pressurising the central for bringing the drive to halt.

"If the sealing problem is not solved before March 31, then I will sit on a hunger strike. We will put pressure on the central government," the CM said. Kejriwal wrote to Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, requesting him to raise his voice against the issue in Parliament.

Delhi CM went ahead and penned another letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to introduce a bill in the Parliament for bringing the drive to an end. He also requested a meeting with the PM to discuss the 'serious issue'.

"If MPs of all parties unite and stall parliament for two days, I believe sealing will stop within 24 hours. Sealing is going on all over Delhi and, traders, whether close to the BJP, Congress or AAP, are being affected. It is not an issue of a single party," Kejriwal said.

AAP claimed that the forceful sealing drive has resulted in a severe financial loss to traders and blamed the centre for not considering their issues. Around 400 shops out of 700 have reportedly been sealed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.