All-party meet at Kejriwal's residence to discuss sealing drive in Delhi

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Addressing a press conference after the meeting held at the chief minister's residence in Delhi, Mr Sisodia said Mr Maken had assured them that Congress lawmakers would raise the sealing issue in Parliament along with Aam Aadmi Party lawmakers.

"Mr Sisodia said the BJP could resolve the issue immediately if it wanted to".

This after the Delhi Chief Minister sent out invites to members of all parties - including Congress'Ajay Maken and BJP's Manoj Tiwari.

Ashutosh had also targeted Lt Governor Anil Baijal, calling him an "agent of the BJP" for not acting on a complaint about attack on Delhi minister Imran Hussain and Delhi Dialogue Commission vice-chairman Ashish Khetan, despite being provided evidence.

"Not even a single shop owner will open his shop in Delhi-NCR on Tuesday, every corner of the Capital will remain shut", said Praveen Khandelwal, general secretary, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).

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.

The BJP has accused the AAP of misleading the people on the sealing issue, saying an ordinance can not be brought in while Parliament is in session.

"In today's meeting, it was decided that the all-party delegation will meet the monitoring committee to find a solution to the sealing issue", Mr Sisodia said.

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.

CAIT in a statement informed over 7 lakh traders belonging to 2500 different trade associations are to participate in the protest.

The sealing drive in the national capital has hit the traders, who have been agitating against it.

It is estimated that during the day long "Bandh" there will be a business loss worth Rs 1800 crore thereby causing a loss of revenue to the tune of about Rs 150 crore to the Government. He said that his ministry has submitted to the Supreme Court the changes the government proposes to make in the Master Plan. In 2012, the apex court asked the committee to halt the drive.

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