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PMO 'unleashing' LG, bureaucrats, agencies against AAP govt: Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today accused the (PMO) and the Centre of "unleashing" the lieutenant governor, IAS officials and agencies such as the CBI, ED, and the Police on the government to stall its functioning.

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

"The strike is being orchestrated by the PMO and coordinated by the L-G (Anil Baijal)," Kejriwal said at a press conference.

Kejriwal said the and the Anti-Corruption Branch have registered 14 cases against ministers and their relatives since February 2015 when the was formed, but there hasn't been an arrest in even one case.

"Cases have been registered against me, (deputy chief minister) Manish Sisodia, (minister) Satyender Jain. I want to know what happened to all these cases.

"No one has been arrested in these cases. Why don't central agencies first arrest us in such cases? The only motive is to stall the AAP government's work," he told reporters at his residence here.

He alleged that there was an attempt to "defame" and implicate AAP leaders in the "wrong cases".

"... every day a new case is being registered against us," Kejriwal claimed.

"The PMO and the Centre are unleashing the lieutenant governor, IAS officials and agencies like the CBI, ED, the and the Delhi Police on us to stall the government's work," he said.

Listing the AAP government's achievements, he said people had started asking BJP-led governments in other states why they were not improving the condition of schools and hospitals as the was doing "great work" in these sectors.

The alleged that the had started investigating mohalla clinics, summoning various officials.

He also alleged that Delhi government's officials were being "harassed"and "abused openly" for working in the

On June 9, Kejriwal alleged that the and the ACB had started randomly picking files from the (DJB), of which he is the minister-in-charge, to "somehow frame him in something".

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 14:15 IST