Leaders of political parties in Delhi, especially the local units of the BJP and the AAP, seem to be smitten by the idea of "sit-in".
The mode of protest has caught the imagination of the leaders so much that they are ready to go to any extent, even facing the trouble of mosquito bite all night.
If Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues have hogged the headlines due to their sit-in for the past four days at the Lieutenant Governor's office, to counter their rival, the local unit of the BJP too is not far behind as its leaders too have spent over 24 hours at the chief minister's office at the Delhi Secretariat.
Baijal has been holding meetings with officers at the camp office of his residence, which is just behind the L-G Secretariat where Kejriwal and his three ministers have been staging sit-in since Monday evening.
Kejriwal and his three ministers, including deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, have been staging the protest to press their demand that the L-G direct the IAS officers to end their "strike" and act against those who have struck work.
They also want the L-G to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration.
Kejriwal today also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to end the IAS officers' "strike".
Jain's sugar level dropped to nearly half of the normal and doctors were regularly monitoring his condition, the AAP said.
While Jain started an indefinite fast on June 12, Sisodia began hunger strike yesterday.
BJP leaders are also staging a sit-in at the chief minister's office at the Delhi Secretariat. The sit-in which started yesterday continued today with five leaders including rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra asserting that it will go on till they "expose" the Kejriwal government.
But the sit-in for BJP did not come without a cost. After spending over 24 hours, Gupta complained of mosquitoes and got the toilets locked.
"Troubled by mosquitoes whole night. CM has also got the office toilet locked. Our dharna will continue till Kejriwal government is exposed," he said.
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