We stand with country, security forces: Arvind Kejriwal on not being invited for PM’s all-party meet on China

We stand with country, security forces: Arvind Kejriwal on not being invited for PM’s all-party meet on China

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spoke to media outlets on Friday about the ongoing India-China standoff in eastern Ladakh. The AAP is the only major political party in India that was no invited for the Prime Minister's All-Party meet on China.

CM Kejriwal said on Friday, "We stand with the country and our security forces. Strict action should be taken against China."

In a tweet on June 16, Kejriwal had posted on his Twitter handle, "Deeply saddened to hear our brave soldiers on the LAC were killed in action. The whole country joins their families in their grief. We stand united as a nation to salute their sacrifice."

At present, the CM and his government in Delhi are struggling to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus in the national capital. As of June 19, Delhi has 26,669 active cases of infection which is second only to Maharashtra. The virus has claimed nearly 2,000 lives in Delhi to date.

Earlier this week, Home Minister Amit Shah called for a series of meetings with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev. The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Health Secretary Preeti Sudan.

As a result of this meeting, a whole new set of SOP was issued regarding the treatment of Covid-19 patients in Delhi. Banquet halls in the national capital are being converted into quarantine centres and NGOs are being roped in to aid the government and volunteers in ramping up testing.