Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Chief Shiv Sena (UBT) Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence in Mumbai on Wednesday to seek support for AAP’s fight against Center Ordinance on Control of Services in Delhi.
He was accompanied by the Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Man, members of the Rajya Sabha Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha, as well as Delhi Minister Atishi.
Mr Kejriwal, the National Coordinator of the AAP, will also meet ANC President Sharad Pawar to seek his support against the Center Decree.
On Tuesday, Mr Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann were with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata as part of their national tour to drum up support for the AAP’s fight against the Center Ordinance.
The Center on Friday issued a decree to create an authority to relocate and deploy Group One officers in Delhi, with the AAP government calling the move a deception by the Supreme Court ruling on control of the services.
The decree, which comes a week after the Supreme Court handed over control of services in Delhi except police, public order and land to the elected government, seeks to set up a civil service body in the national capital to transfer disciplinary action against group-officers of the DANICS cadre.
The transfer and appointment of all officers of the Delhi Government was under the executive control of the Lieutenant Governor before the Supreme Court’s judgment on 11 May.