New Delhi, Jun 12: The protest staged by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and other party members entered the second day on Tuesday. Delhi CM, along with other cabinet colleagues Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai have been waiting since Monday night at Raj Niwas demanding Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal to ask protesting bureaucrats to end their strike.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tweeted a picture of the CM and party ministers waiting at Raj Niwas around 10 AM. The ministers were seen waiting eagerly; they have mentioned clearly that they would not leave the residence till the LG resolves their three issues. They have also prepared a draft stating their demands that need to be met; one of the demands in the draft says that strict action needs to be taken against IAS officers who have stalled from work till now.
Kejriwal wanted Baijal to issue a direction to IAS officers to end their “strike” and also sought action against the officers, who have struck work for “four months”. He was also demanding approval to the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration. Sisodia said that he met and wrote to the L-G five times about the strike but he did “nothing” to end it “How can elected govt work, if Hon LG supports IAS officers strike like this,” he tweeted from Raj Niwas.
Earlier on June 5, Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the national capital’s successive Lieutenant Governors have invoked Prime minister Narendra Modi’s anger, for having failed to create enough obstacles to not let the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government function smoothly. “I am told the Prime Minister is very angry with the present LG. The Prime Minister thinks Baijal is not creating sufficient obstacles. Because despite all the obstacles by the LG, the Delhi government is doing phenomenal work for people,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted. He further stated PM Modi’s anger was the reason why Najeeb Jung, Anil Baijal’s predecessor was removed.