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Sit-in by Kejriwal, ministers gets support of RJD, Left, Kamal Haasan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The sit-in by Minister and his ministers today received more political support including from and parties like the RJD, CPI (M) and the CPI which accused the BJP-led central government of creating hurdles in the work of

CPI (M) alleged that the central government was using the office of the to "obstruct" the elected government in in discharging of its constitutional duties.

"... This is despicable. The Centre must abandon this course of confrontation right away," Yechury tweeted.

Kejriwal and his three cabinet colleagues - Manish Sisodia, and - have held a sit-in the L-G's office since Monday evening over their demands, including a direction to officers to end their "strike" and action against those who have struck work. They also want the to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration.

Haasan, who in February launched his own political party --- Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) -- in Nadu at an event attended by Kejriwal, said that interference in the functioning of an elected government is "unacceptable in a democracy".

"Interference in the functioning of an elected government is unacceptable in a democracy. In fact what is happening in and in TN/are not too different. It is frustrating for people who want a change for the better," he tweeted.

said that the "dictatorial Centre" has made a "mockery of democracy" in and

In a Hindi tweet, Yadav said that interference in the functioning of elected governments through "pawns of the Centre is bloodying the contexts and aspirations of the democracy".

Rebel JD (U) leader also came out in support of Kejriwal, saying "the elected government is not being allowed to work for one reason or the other."

"It is not a good precedent being set that the elected government is not allowed to work. It may be mentioned that this is not a failure of the state government, but the people of Delhi are being neglected due to the unnecessary tussle between the and the state government," he said in a statement.

According to the statement, Yadav urged the central government to take "initiative" to settle the issues of once for all so that the people of Delhi "feel comfortable".

The Delhi unit of (CPI) also strongly condemned the attitude of "by not meeting" the minister and his ministers who are sitting since Monday in the waiting hall of the Secretariat office.

"The CPI is of the view that no constitutional authority in Delhi can be an agent of any political party or its ideology and cannot bypass or neglect the elected government of Delhi," the party said in a statement.

Yesterday, West Bengal Minister and Trinamool (TMC) chief said that elected chief minister, who is sitting in a dharna at L-G's office, must get due respect.

"@ArvindKejriwal, CM of Delhi is sitting in a dharna in LG's office for the last few days in the capital city of the country.

"Elected CM must get due respect. May I appeal to the Govt of and @LtGovDelhi to resolve the problem immediately so that people do not suffer(sic)." Banerjee tweeted.

Earlier, the RLD too had supported Kejriwal on the issue.

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

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 18:05 IST
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