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L-G Baijal skips office; Kejriwal, 3 AAP ministers kept waiting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid a tug of war with the dispensation, did not come to office today, even as and his three cabinet colleagues kept waiting for him at the to discuss their demands.

Sources said Baijal had meetings in the and other places, and this was why he could not come to office today.

Kejriwal along with his deputy and two other ministers -- and -- had met the (L-G) at 5.30 pm yesterday and since then, they have stayed put at the L-G office.

Sisodia took to at 5.24 pm, saying, "L-G Sahab, and three ministers have been waiting for you in your waiting room for 24 hours, hoping that you (L-G) will do something (on our demands) while one is on hunger strike."

"What is your compulsion? Can't you (L-G) issue an order asking IAS officers to end your strike for the people of " Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.

However, the L-G office provided tea and snacks to the and his cabinet colleagues during the day. was allowed from outside.

Last night, the chief minister, who is a diabetic, had to take insulin during the sit-in and got "specific food" from his home.

The cabinet ministers have been demanding that the L-G issue a direction to IAS officers to end their "strike" and take action against officers who have struck work for "four months".

IAS officers have been on strike since the alleged assault on and are boycotting meetings with ministers due to which public works are getting affected, according to the government.

However, the officers association claimed that no is on strike and no work has been affected.

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

First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 21:30 IST