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AAP leaders, workers camp outside CM's residence

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

AAP leaders and workers camped outside the chief minister's residence here today in support of Chief and his cabinet colleagues who have been staging a sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor's office, and asserted that they would continue the fight for the rights of the people without any compromise.

Tents have been put up outside Kejriwal Civil Lines residence.

This is a fight for the rights of the people of Delhi, AAP Rajya Sabha told reporters outside the chief minister's residence.

"At the instance of Narendra Modi, the has crippled government. We will not keep quiet now and fight till the last," Singh asserted.

Flanked by senior party leaders and Atishi Marlena, the party said that they were prepared for a long drawn battle over issues of full statehood, IAS officers' strike and the schemes of government including doorstep delivery of ration, allegedly curtailed by the

"Modi is behind the crippling of government's functioning using the as a pawn."

Singh said that he was in touch with opposition leaders such as D Raja of the CPI and Sitaram Yechury of the CPI(M) over the developments in

Singh also attacked former Delhi Chief and senior over the full statehood issue.

"She ruled for ten years when was at the Centre. Why did the full statehood was promised in their manifesto if they did not want it," he said

Bhardwaj said that the IAS officers of Delhi were on strike although they denied in a press statement yesterday.

Citing rules, he said that even "slowing down" work and not attending meetings called by ministers was a form of strike.

"Over a dozen show-cause notices and memos have been sent to the officers, but the situation is the same. They are shying away from openly admitting their strike because they will lose their jobs since rules do not permit it," he said.

Marlena said that government works including those related with education and pollution were hampered due to the strike.

Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, and spent the night at Anil Baijal's office to press for their demands including a direction to IAS officers to end their "strike" and action against officers who have struck work for "four months".

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 17:15 IST