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Delhi CS assault witness Jain resigns as Kejriwal's advisor

14 March 2018

The meeting, held earlier today, was attended by Kejriwal and other AAP leaders as well as three members of the Delhi Congress, led by DPCC chief Ajay Maken. They want to finish off traders so as to bring in FDI, " he said.

Sisodia said the BJP could resolve the issue "immediately" if it wanted to.

On March 28, a traders rally will be held at Ramlila Maidan here against the sealing drive which, the CAIT said, is in "utter violation" of The Municipal Corporation of Delhi Act, 1957.

Mr. Jain, a retired IAS officer, attended a late night meeting at the Chief Minister's residence on February 19 where Mr. Prakash was allegedly assaulted by Aam Aadmi Party MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal in the presence of Mr. Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

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However, leaders from the BJP did not attend the meeting.

Maken said he had suggested that the government effectively tackle the sealing case in the Supreme Court, and added that as the government had so far not approached the monitoring committee, an all party-delegation should meet the court panel to discuss the issue. "Both the parties should find an immediate solution to the problem, instead of gaining political mileage out of it", Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

Meanwhile, the protesting traders called the all-party meeting convened by Kejriwal a "political stunt" and they adopted a resolution to demand that the Kejriwal government pass a bill in the assembly to put an end to the drive. On March 8, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) had carried out the sealing drive in the Old Double Story area of Lajpat Nagar.

Traders protesting against sealing in Gandhinagar in Delhi on Tuesday.

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It is estimated that during the day long "Bandh" there will be a business loss worth Rs 1800 crore thereby causing a loss of revenue to the tune of about Rs 150 crore to the Government.

Traders also took out protest marches in various markets, including Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Chawri Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Karol Bagh and Kashmere Gate.

'In an affidavit filed in Supreme Court in 2008, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development had admitted that the Government could develop only 16 per cent of commercial space in Delhi in 40 years.

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Delhi CS assault witness Jain resigns as Kejriwal's advisor