The Communist Party of India (CPI) has extended its support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government in its battle against the services ordinance introduced by the Centre. CPI leader D Raja made the announcement after a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Raja stated that his party, the CPI, will oppose the ordinance both inside and outside the Parliament. The support from the CPI comes as Kejriwal seeks backing from opposition parties against the ordinance.
Kejriwal meets CPI’s D Raja to seek support against Centre’s ordinance
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met with D Raja, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, to seek the CPI’s support against the services ordinance brought by the Centre. Kejriwal has been on a nationwide tour since May 23, engaging with opposition party leaders to gather support against the ordinance. So far, he has met with prominent figures such as Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, Hemant Soren, K Chandrashekar Rao, MK Stalin, Sharad Pawar, Nitish Kumar, and Tejashwi Yadav.
CPI leader D Raja expressed his party’s support for the Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal in the ongoing dispute with the central government over the services ordinance. The Communist Party of India (CPI) announced its backing during a joint press conference with Kejriwal after a meeting between the two leaders. Raja stated, “Our party (CPI) supports the Delhi government on this issue. We will oppose the ordinance (on control of services in Delhi) inside and outside the Parliament.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been actively seeking support from opposition parties against the ordinance since May 23. He embarked on a nationwide tour to meet with various political leaders, including Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, Hemant Soren, K Chandrashekar Rao, MK Stalin, Sharad Pawar, Nitish Kumar, and Tejashwi Yadav. The purpose of these meetings has been to garner support against the ordinance imposed by the central government.
The support extended by the CPI is seen as a significant development in the ongoing dispute between the Delhi government and the central government. With the backing of CPI, Kejriwal’s government can expect additional support in their efforts to challenge the services ordinance both inside and outside Parliament. The involvement of multiple opposition parties signifies a growing coalition against the central government’s decision, and it remains to be seen how this issue will unfold in the future.
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