Kejriwal seeks meeting with Rahul amid battle with Centre over ordinance

New Delhi (TIP)– Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, May 26, sought time to meet Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi to get party’s support in Delhi services ordinance issue.
Kejriwal tweeted: “Sought time this morning to meet Cong President Sh Kharge ji and Sh Rahul Gandhi ji to seek Cong support in Parl against undemocratic n unconstitutional ordinance passed by BJP govt and also to discuss general assault on federal structure and prevailing political situation.”
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, May 23, said that she would support her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal’s efforts to fight against the Union government’s ordinance to retake control of appointments and transfers of bureaucrats working for the NCT government.
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and NCP president Sharad Pawa have also extended complete support to Kejriwal. Kejriwal has pitted this battle as a semi-final to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. “If the BJP loses this in the Rajya Sabha, then Modi won’t come to power in India next year,” Kejriwal said in Mumbai.
Last week, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, in a unanimous verdict, put an end to the dispute between the centre and the Delhi government running since 2015.
Later, the centre issued a special order – known as an ordinance – to create an authority for the transfer and posting of senior officers in Delhi. The ordinance seeks to set up a National Capital Civil Service Authority for the transfer of and disciplinary proceedings against bureaucrats.
In a statement attributed to “government sources”, it said it was forced to issue the order because of the Delhi government’s regular “instigation” and “acrimonious attacks” on the centre and the city’s unique character.

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