Delhi chief minister arvind kejriwal and punjab chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann met tamil Nadu chief minister M.K.Stalin at his residence on thursday to seek support for rejecting the Ordinance that would take away the power of the delhi state government. Later tamil Nadu chief minister M.K.Stalin and delhi chief minister arvind kejriwal jointly met the press. Then delhi chief minister arvind kejriwal said: "Thanks to chief minister stalin, today I along with punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and his team came to tamil Nadu and met chief minister stalin and tamil Nadu Ministers.
After 8 years of legal battles in the courts, the delhi government won in the supreme Court. On the 11th, the supreme court gave a historic verdict in favor of the people of Delhi. delhi has a popularly elected government. Therefore, the elected government has all the powers to run the government.
In its judgment, the supreme court had said that if the elected government does not have the power to control the civil service, it will not be easy to run the government. According to the supreme court judgment, the elected government has the power to control the officers and said that the government has all the powers.
Within a week of the verdict, on May 19, when the supreme court was on summer vacation, the bjp government issued an emergency ordinance at 10 p.m. The order was passed against the judgment of the supreme Court. This is the first time in the history of India. Against the verdict, the order has been passed giving the governor powers that were vested in the elected government.
Therefore, the currently elected government has no power to control the officers. It is against the constitution and against democracy. The Ordinance will be introduced in the Winter Session of Parliament. bjp has sufficient number of members in Lok Sabha. But the bjp has only 93 members in the rajya sabha out of total 238 members.
If all the non-BJP parties come together on this issue, we can defeat this ordinance in the Rajya Sabha. So, I met the chief minister of tamil Nadu seeking support for this. This law, brought against federalism, should be defeated in the Rajya Sabha. Thanks to the chief minister of tamil Nadu who said that the DMK will support the elected government of delhi when this law is brought in the Rajya Sabha. The DMK government has shouldered the people of delhi state.
For the past few weeks, I have been traveling across the country seeking the support of other parties other than the bjp with this demand. We are getting support from everyone. It gives me confidence every day. As I said earlier, this is the semi-final for the 2024 parliamentary elections. If this Central Government's Ordinance is defeated in the rajya sabha, a strong message will reach across the country. "Perhaps if the entire opposition comes together, the Modi government will not come back to power in 2024," he said.
When he was asked if he would meet rahul gandhi, he said, “I have asked for time to meet rahul gandhi and Kharge. Awaiting their response," he said.
Asked whether he believed the congress would help defeat the bill in Parliament, he said, "I hope the congress party will definitely support defeating the central government's emergency bill in the Rajya Sabha."
Tamil Nadu chief minister M. K. stalin said, "The ruling bjp government has issued an emergency law with the intention that the judgment passed by the supreme court in favor of the delhi state government should not be implemented. The DMK will strongly oppose this emergency law. There will be no change in it."