Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, as a courtesy call. The meeting is expected to take place at 11:00 am in Parliament.
This will be the first meeting between the two leaders after Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the Assembly elections last month.
The meeting comes a week after the national capital saw its worst riots in more than two decades that so far has claimed 46 lives and left more than 200 people injured. Kejriwal had met Home Minister Amit Shah after winning the elections.
The meeting went on for over 20 minutes at Shah’s residence at Krishna Menon Marg in New Delhi. This was their first one-on-one meeting ever in a formal setting, an AAP leader said.
Shah had led the BJP offensive against Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly polls. The AAP whiped the BJP in the elections, winning 62 of the 70 seats.
Kejriwal’s courtesy call – he wasn’t able to meet Amit Shah when he moved to the Home Ministry after last year’s national elections – was seen as a concerted effort to work together with the central government for the national capital.