The meeting is significant because the delhi chief minister is trying to rally support from influential political figures across the nation against the Centre-passed Ordinance that designates the delhi Lt governor as the administrator who will have the final say on postings and transfers for all bureaucrats working for the delhi government. Recently, the supreme court issued a ruling granting the delhi government the authority to enact laws and hire or fire employees.
On May 11, a five-judge Constitution bench of the supreme court ruled unanimously that Delhi's government has both legislative and executive authority over the nation's capital's administrative services. Sharad Pawar, the head of the Nationalist congress Party, was contacted by kejriwal and punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on May 25 in mumbai to solicit his support. The AAP leaders also met separately with uddhav thackeray, the head of the shiv sena UBT.
Kejriwal met mamata banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, earlier in Kolkata. She reassured him that trinamool congress will oppose the law when the narendra modi administration introduces it in Parliament.