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Why hasn't L-G met CM, asks AAP on fourth day of sit-in

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As and his three ministers continued their sit-in at the L-G office since Monday, the today attacked Baijal, wondering whether he did not have even "four minutes" to meet them in the last four days.

Addressing a press conference here, and senior leader alleged that nobody was being allowed to meet the during his sit-in at the and asked if he had been arrested.

Kejriwal and his three cabinet colleagues - Manish Sisodia, and - have stayed put at 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 L-G to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration.

Singh alleged the "strike" by IAS officers was "at the behest of and under the protection of Baijal".

"The has been staging sit-in at the for the last four days. We want to ask whether he (Baijal) could not spare even four minutes to meet him in the last four days," Singh told reporters here.

"I fail to understand as to why nobody is being allowed to meet the chief minister.

"I and his (Kejriwal's) brother wanted to meet the CM, but permission was denied. L-G and Police should make it clear whether he has been put under house arrest, or if he has been arrested," the asked.

He said that the party has sought an appointment with Ram Nath Kovind, and Baijal over the IAS officers' strike issue.

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

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal wrote to seeking his intervention to end the IAS officers' "strike" claiming that the Lt Governor was doing "nothing" to break the impasse.

In his letter to Modi, the chief minister cited instances when government work was stalled as the officers were not attending meetings with ministers for the past three months.

The Government and the bureaucracy have been at loggerheads since the alleged assault on by AAP MLAs at Kejriwal's residence in February.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 16:45 IST