Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the BJP and the AAP of "collusion" on the ongoing "sealing drive" issue and asked both the parties to stop blaming each other and find an immediate solution to the problem.
"While AAP's national convenor and the chief minister of Delhi is working hard to provide traders in Delhi with relief from the sealing drive, and has moved above politics to invite the Congress and the BJP for an all-party meeting on the issue, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has gone out of the country, leaving the traders to deal with the problem", said AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj.
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.
Earlier in the day, Mr Maken expressed hope that the Government would find a solution to the issue which has affected traders across the city.
He said in the name of an All Party meeting on sealing issue, the two faces of the same coin - Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) - on Tuesday sat together and praised each other's efforts.
Kejriwal was responding to a tweet by his party's Rajya Sabha MP, Sushil Gupta, who wrote, " The future of those who work with hundreds of traders in Delhi is also on the stake, so today CM Arvind Kejriwal has called an all-party, in which the Congress came, but BJP did not attend the meeting. what does BJP want from traders?
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He said the Delhi government had not yet met the monitoring committee since the sealing drive had begun, adding that the chief minister had also agreed to a meeting with the committee.
However, leaders from the BJP did not attend the meeting.
Traders protesting against sealing in Gandhinagar in Delhi on Tuesday. Among the markets that are expected to remain shut are Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Kamla Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Vikas Marg, Preet Vihar, Model Town, Azadpur and Kalkaji.
Talking to KNN, Narendra Madan, Chairman of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said that the traders in Delhi will go on strike against the sealing drive by calling off a bandh today.
The Monitoring Committee was set up by the Supreme Court in 2006. But, in December 2017, it ordered resumption of the drive.