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AAP leaders, workers march to L-G office, Yashwant Sinha joins protest

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The fight between the government and the over IAS officers' "strike" intensified today with thousands of leaders and workers marching to the L-G's office where and his cabinet colleagues had been staging a sit-in since Monday evening.

minister Yashwant Sinha, who resigned from the BJP recently, also joined leaders and workers outside the chief minister's Civil Lines residence from where the protest march proceeded to the L-G's office.

Addressing the gathering, Sinha expressed solidarity with Kejriwal and the AAP in their "struggle".

If former were there, he would have directed the to find a solution to the crisis, but the present dispensation was "sleeping", Sinha said, adding that the entire country was concerned with the situation in

"It would be better for the country if a solution to the crisis in is found at the earliest," the minister said.

The AAP government's demands to the include a direction to IAS officers to end their "strike", action against those who have struck work for "four months". It has also asked the to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of rations.

During the protest march, party leaders and workers raised slogans against the --- "LG sahab, Delhi Chodo (LG, quit Delhi)".

In view of the protest march, police made appropriate security arrangements.

and senior AAP leader said that if the IAS officers give assurance in writing to end their strike and resume work, the AAP will appeal the and his colleagues to end their sit-in at the office.

He said that the party would take out a candle light march tomorrow, adding that if the matter was not sorted by Sunday, its leaders and workers would stage a dharna at the (PMO).

Singh warned that the AAP will resort to a massive agitation if no solution is found to the existing situation.

The IAS officers' association has maintained that no is on strike and no work of the has been affected.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 18:05 IST