Sharad Pawar came in support of Arvind Kejriwal, said – big crisis in the country, will persuade other leaders too
Addressing a joint press conference in Mumbai, Arvind Kejriwal said that elected governments are not being allowed to function using ordinances, which is not good for the country.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Thursday. The Delhi Chief Minister has met Sharad Pawar, hoping to drum up support against the BJP-ruled Center’s ordinance on deregulation of services in Delhi. Sharad Pawar said after this meeting that there is a crisis in the country and it is not an issue limited to Delhi, NCP and the people of Maharashtra will support Kejriwal.
Addressing a joint press conference in Mumbai, Kejriwal said elected governments were not being allowed to function using ordinances, which “is not good for the country”.
Will focus on bringing non-BJP parties together
Sharad Pawar said, “We will also talk to other leaders to support Kejriwal. We should focus on bringing all non-BJP parties together”. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that if all non-BJP parties come together, the bill to be brought on the central government’s ordinance to control services in Delhi can be stopped from passing in the Rajya Sabha.
Arvind Kejriwal said, “We all together have to stop the black ordinance brought by the Modi government in Parliament against the people of Delhi. Had a meeting with senior NCP leader Mr. Sharad Pawar in Mumbai today on this subject. NCP and Pawar saheb will support the people of Delhi in Rajya Sabha. On behalf of the people of Delhi, I thank NCP and Mr. Pawar from the bottom of my heart. Together we will fight this battle to save democracy”.
Speaking on the occasion, Pawar said that the ordinance is a threat to parliamentary democracy. The NCP chief said, “It is our duty to ensure that all non-BJP parties support Arvind Kejriwal. Now is the time to fight for the survival of parliamentary democracy.” Kejriwal, who is on a two-day visit to Mumbai, met Pawar at YB Chavan Center in South Mumbai. During this, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was also with him. ,