The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has threatened to skip tomorrow's Opposition meet in Patna if Congress doesn't join the protest against Centre's ordinance.
Earlier too, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had written to non-BJP leaders of several states urging them to hold a discussion on the Centre's ordinance bill at the Centre.
If Congress won’t assure support against Centre’s ordinance in the Patna opposition meet, then Aam Aadmi Party to walk out of the meeting: AAP sources— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2023
"The Centre has experimented Delhi by bringing this ordinance. If it is successful, it will bring similar ordinances in non-BJP states and snatch away the powers of states concerning subjects in the concurrent list," he said in the letter dated June 20, according to a report by PTI.
The meeting on Friday in Patna has been called by Bihar CM and Janata Dal(United) supremo Nitish Kumar to take on Modi-led BJP ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Kejriwal stated that the priority of the meeting should be a discussion about how to defeat the ordinance Bill, that was brought in by the Centre in Delhi on May 19, in the Rajya Sabha.
The Centre had promulgated an ordinance to create an authority for the transfer and posting of Group-A officers in Delhi, with the AAP government calling the move a deception with the Supreme Court verdict on control of services.
Following the ordinance, Kejriwal has been reaching out to leaders of non-BJP parties to garner their support against the ordinance so that the Centre's bid to replace it through a Bill is defeated when it is brought in Parliament.
(This is a developing story. More details are awaited.)