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Kejriwal, ministers stage sit-in at LG office

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid high drama, and his cabinet colleagues met Baijal this evening and decided to stay put at his office till their three demands were accepted, including a direction to officers to end their "strike" and action against officers who have struck work for "four months".

Kejriwal tweeted at 6 pm from the waiting room of the office that a letter was handed over to Baijal but he refused to take action.

"Handed him this letter. refuses to take action. is under constitutional duty to act. Left wid no option, we have politely told LG that we will not leave till he acts on all points. We hv come out of his chamber n sitting in his waiting room (sic)," he tweeted.

Kejriwal along with and other cabinet colleagues and met Baijal and demanded that he direct the officers to call off their "strike" and punish those who struck work "for four months". He also asked the L-G to approve his government's proposal on doorstep delivery of rations scheme.

"In the history of independent India, this is the first time that officers on strike for four months. Why?" he questioned.

He also asserted that the scheme on doorstep deliver of rations should be implemented as it will help people and remove corruption.

"We have been urging Hon'ble L-G for last many months but LG refused," he said.

The dispensation claimed that several efforts were made to end the "strike" by IAS officers due to which government work has been suffering in past four months.

Sisodia said that he met and wrote to the L-G five times about the strike but he did "nothing" to end it

"How can elected govt work, if LG supports IAS officers strike like this," he tweeted from

The government and the bureaucracy have been at loggerheads since the alleged assault on by MLAs at Kejriwal's residence on the intervening night of February 19-20.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal accused (PMO) and the Centre of "unleashing" the Lieutenant Governor, IAS officials and agencies such as the CBI, ED, and the Delhi Police on the to stall its functioning.

He alleged that officials, who have been boycotting meetings with AAP ministers for four months after the alleged assault on Prakash, are being "threatened" into continuing their strike.

"The strike is being orchestrated by the PMO and coordinated by the L-G (Baijal)," Kejriwal told reporters.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 19:40 IST