New Delhi, June 12: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday accused PM Narendra Modi of using Lt Governor Anil Baijal as a pawn to stop them from working. Addressing a press conference, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said,”We want to work for the poor but the prime minister is using LG as a pawn to stop us. LG might just be a pawn but the mastermind is Narendra Modi. There is a concerted attempt to hinder its progress. (Hum log gareebon ke liye kaam karna chahte hai lekin pradhanmantri LG ko mohra bnakar kaam kar rhe hai. LG mohra ho sakte hai, lekin mastermind Narendra Modi hai aur pradhanmantri Delhi thap karwana chahte hai).”
Hitting out at L-G, over installation of CCTV camera issue, Sanjay Singh said,”The promise we made regarding the installation of CCTV cameras is not yet fulfilled because it hasn’t been sanctioned despite repeatedly sending the file for approval. We want to stop the loot happening under the guise of distribution of ration by implementing the doorstep delivery scheme. But the LG and other officers are sitting on the files.” (Also read: We Will Campaign For BJP if we Get Statehood Before 2019 Elections)
Earlier in the day, Delhi CM tweeted that his “struggle” was on. “My dear Delhites, Good Morning. The struggle is on,” Kejriwal tweeted. In another tweet, he accused the Lt Governor of defending the “IAS strike” by saying that the officers were working and were not on strike.
Notably, Delhi CM Kejriwal along with his three cabinet colleagues spent the night at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office as they continued their sit-in protest on Tuesday. Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and cabinet colleagues Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai were supplied food from outside.
The four went to the LG’s office on Monday evening at 5.30 p.m. to press their three demands, including a direction to IAS officers to end their “strike” and to take action against officers who have struck work for “four months”.The Chief Minister also demanded approval to his government’s proposal to deliver ration to the poor at their houses.
They decided to stay in Baijal’s office until their demands were accepted. The Raj Niwas had called it a “protest without reason”.
As of now, Kejriwal and the ministers don’t have any plans of coming out of Baijal’s office and will continue the strike.