TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is a seasoned political player. Her recent meeting with Congress leader Ahmed Patel is seen as an attempt to compensate for not attending Rahul Gandhi’s iftar.
The Delhi government, meanwhile, has been sharing photographs of meetings taking place between officers and ministers — a way to hold out an olive branch while making the point that the CM’s sit-in protest at the L-G Secretariat was successful.
Arvind Kejriwal and three Cabinet colleagues had been on a sit-in protest in Baijal’s office since June 11, demanding that the Lt Governor intervene in ending the alleged strike by IAS officers, and grant approval for the doorstep ration delivery scheme.
Kejriwal, along with his Cabinet Ministers–Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai–had been staging a sit-in protest at the L-G’s office since June 11 over their demands, including a direction to IAS officers to end their “strike”.
Asked about her Tuesday’s meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal said her party has demanded compensation be given to about 375 people who were detained during Operation Blue Star of 1984.
A vacation bench comprising of Justices S A Nazeer and Indu Malhotra said the plea would be listed for hearing after the apex court reopens after the summer break.
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AAP protest: The oral remarks were made during the hearing of two petitions, one against the sit-in by AAP leader Kejriwal and the other against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government.
The tweet comes against the backdrop of criticism from various quarters that the Congress did not join the four other chief ministers in their display of support to Kejriwal.
Positioning AAP’s fight as one for “federalism”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the Congress has “isolated itself” by not supporting their protest.
Sisodia was rushed to LNJP around 3 pm, when ketone levels in his urine spiked and his blood sugar levels dipped, doctors said. Sisodia has been on a hunger strike since June 13.
A week into the deadlock, there were signs of a thaw between the political and the permanent executive in Delhi on Monday.
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MNS spokesperson Anil Shidore, in a tweet, had asked if PM Modi allegedly wanted to suggest that people would get facilities only if the BJP is in power from the Centre to the local-level.