Delhi vs Centre ordinance row: Arvind Kejriwal to meet Sharad Pawar today
As part of his efforts to drum up opposition support for his government's fight against the Centre over an ordinance on the control of administrative services in the national capital, AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday.
Earlier, the meeting between both leaders was scheduled to be held at 4 pm now they will meet at 12:30 pm today. On 25 May, Kejriwal will meet Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo, Sharad Pawar, the party said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi CM has left for his Maharashtra visit. During his visit to Mumbai, the Chief Minister will be accompanied by Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, AAP MPs Sanjay Singh, and Raghav Chaddha and AAP Minister Atishi.
On Tuesday, Kejriwal met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wherein she assured that her party would support him in his fight against the Central ordinance to control appointments and transfer of bureaucrats in the city-state.
Banerjee told newspersons, "We support AAP in the fight against the Central ordinance ...Request all parties not to vote for BJP's law (on controlling appointments in Delhi)".
She added, “It is a grand opportunity to defeat BJP ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls in the Rajya Sabha as all the opposition parties are united on the issue of the ordinance".