Uddhav Thackeray to Support Us: Kejriwal After Meeting at Matoshree

“Uddhav Thackeray has promised us that they will support us in the parliament and if this bill (ordinance) does not pass in the Parliament then in 2024, the Modi government will not be coming back to power,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said following a meeting with Shiv Sena (UBT) head Uddhav Thackeray. On Wednesday Kejriwal sought support from Thackery to help the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) block the government’s special order taking control of Delhi’s bureaucrats.

The meeting held at the latters residence Matoshree in Mumbai, saw Kejriwal accompanied by Punjab CM Maan, AAP Rajya Sabha members Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha, as well as Delhi minister Atishi.

Mr Thackeray said, “We all have come together to save the country and democracy. I think we should not be called ‘opposition’ parties, in fact, they (centre) should be called ‘opposition’ since they are against democracy and the constitution.

Earlier on Tuesday, the AAP Supremo with Bhagwant Mann met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata as part of their nationwide tour to collect support for the AAP’s fight against the centre’s ordinance.

Kejriwal, the AAP’s national convener, will also meet Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar to seek his support against the Centre’s ordinance.

The Centre on Friday promulgated an ordinance to create an authority for transfer and posting of Group-A officers in Delhi, with the AAP government calling the move a deception with the Supreme Court verdict on control of services. The ordinance, which comes a week after the Supreme Court handed over the control of services in Delhi excluding police, public order and land to the elected government, seeks to set up a National Capital Civil Service Authority for transfer of and disciplinary proceedings against Group-A officers from the DANICS cadre.

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