Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) takes a stand against controversial central order and aligns with opposition parties for a unified strategy
Summary:Aam Aadmi Party announces its participation in an opposition meeting to fight against the BJP in the upcoming national election. The decision comes after the Congress backs Aam Aadmi Party's campaign against a controversial central order. Aam Aadmi Party aims to build a stronger pushback and collaborate with other opposition parties for a united front.
New Delhi,16July(City Times): AAP to Attend Opposition Meet in Bengaluru Against BJP in National Election The Aam Aadmi Party has announced its participation in a crucial opposition meeting scheduled in Bengaluru, Karnataka, to devise a collective strategy against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming national election. This decision comes after the Congress expressed its support for the Aam Aadmi Party ‘s campaign against a controversial central order that aimed to regain control of Delhi’s bureaucracy.
Strong Opposition Against the Ordinance
Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha stated that the AAP’s political affairs committee thoroughly discussed the matter and concluded that the ordinance is against the national interest. Several prominent opposition parties, including Trinamool Congress, RJD, JD(U), NCP, Samajwadi Party, and Shiv Sena, have voiced their opposition to the ordinance. The Aam Aadmi Party aims to join forces with these parties to collectively combat the ordinance.
Building a Stronger Pushback
The decision to attend the opposition meet in Bengaluru signifies the AAP ‘s commitment to mount a stronger resistance against the ordinance. The party believes that a united front is essential to effectively challenge and defeat the contentious measure. By aligning with like-minded opposition parties, the Aam Aadmi Party aims to amplify its efforts in countering the ordinance’s impact.
Previous Criticism of the Congress
Following the initial opposition gathering in Patna, where various opposition parties came together to counter the BJP in the upcoming national election, the AAP criticized the Congress for not supporting their cause. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal engaged in extensive outreach to garner support from opposition parties, and many pledged their assistance except the Congress.
Delhi Government Challenges Centre’s Ordinance:
The Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal has taken its fight against the Centre’s ordinance to the Supreme Court. Describing the ordinance as “unconstitutional,” the Aam Aadmi Party government seeks an immediate stay and requests the court to quash it altogether. Chief Minister Kejriwal plans to symbolically burn copies of the ordinance at the Aam Aadmi Party office, making a powerful statement against what they consider an overreach by the Centre.
Delhi Government’s Plea to SC
In their petition filed with the Supreme Court, the Delhi government argues that the recent ordinance issued by the Centre is a blatant attempt to “override” both the apex court and the fundamental principles of the Constitution itself. The plea challenges the ordinance on the grounds of being unconstitutional, arbitrary, and in violation of the federal, democratic governance system established for the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It asserts that the ordinance infringes upon the democratic aspirations of Delhi’s residents.
Centre’s Ordinance Sparks Power Struggle:
The Centre’s ordinance, issued following a Supreme Court ruling favoring the Delhi government, has sparked a power struggle between the two. The ordinance establishes the “National Capital Civil Services Authority” and grants significant authority to the Lieutenant Governor, undermining the elected government’s control over civil servants. The Delhi government argues that the ordinance sidelines their power and violates Article 239AA, the provision specifically designed to ensure democratic governance in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Collective Efforts to Block the Move
The Aam Aadmi Party’s relentless efforts to block the ordinance have received widespread support from opposition parties, reflecting a growing sentiment against the BJP’s policies. As the national election approaches, the AAP seeks to collaborate with other opposition parties to mount a formidable challenge to the BJP and protect Delhi’s autonomy from encroachment.