Beginning on July 3, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will commence a phased campaign against the Delhi ordinance of the federal government by burning copies of it.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and leader of the AAP, will take the initiative in the campaign by igniting copies of the law governing service regulation in the capital.
The Centre brought an ordinance on May 19 to curtail the powers of Delhi’s elected government. The ordinance was promulgated days after the Supreme Court handed over control of services in Delhi to the elected government, excluding those related to police, public order and land.
After thereafter, Arvind Kejriwal met with various opposition groups across the nation to recruit support, claiming the decree would dismantle the nation’s federal government.
The AAP has received backing from a number of non-BJP parties on the ordinance, although Congress has not yet voiced its opposition.
Arvind Kejriwal had asked that the matter be brought up during the opposition meeting in Patna on June 23, but it quickly descended into a political brawl.