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Sit-in catches fancy of both AAP and BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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 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 Secretariat.

Following the sit-in by Kejriwal, has been performing his official duties from his residence for the past three two days and has been avoiding his office, sources said.

Baijal has been holding meetings with officers at the camp office of his residence, which is just behind the Secretariat where Kejriwal and his three ministers have been staging sit-in since Monday evening.

Kejriwal and his three ministers, including deputy Manish Sisodia, have been staging the protest to press their demand that the direct the IAS officers to end their "strike" and act against those who have struck work.

They also want the to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration.

Kejriwal today also sought Narendra Modi's intervention to end the IAS officers' "strike".

In the morning, a team of doctors conducted a health check-up of Kejriwal's deputy and Satyendar Jain, who are on indefinite hunger strike at the L-G office.

Jain's sugar level dropped to nearly half of the normal and doctors were regularly monitoring his condition, the 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 Secretariat. The sit-in which started yesterday continued today with five leaders including rebel asserting that it will go on till they "expose" the

Those who are in the sit-in include West Parvesh Verma, BJP MLAs --Vijender Gupta, who is the of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Jagdish Pradhan and Manjinder Singh Sirsa, and Mishra.

They demanded an assurance from to help Delhiites overcome the water "crisis".

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 is exposed," he said.

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

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:40 IST