New Delhi, April 20: Stressed and irked with the behaviour of bureaucrats of Delhi Government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cautioned them not to create much chaos and stop doing politics in the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party convenor even advised the bureaucrats to leave their job and join politics, if they really want to be in it.
Speaking at an event organised to mark the Civil Services Day on Tuesday, Kejriwal’s message was very clear for all the agitating bureaucrats to concentrate on work, rather than getting involved in politics. He even said to the extent that ‘we are here for another 10-15 years’. He said that playing politics with democratically chosen representatives ‘downgrades’ the government’s credibility. ALSO READ: 50 cabs including Ola and Uber seized by Delhi govt in last 12 hours; Arvind Kejriwal calls them ‘robbers’
Pointing fingers at the bureaucrats, he said, “We can tolerate anything but we will not tolerate politics. If you are interested in politics, then resign, contest elections and confront us.” With announcing the message loud and clear, Kejriwal said that people of Delhi have chosen AAP with a purpose and they will not tolerate any sort of hurdle in the welfare of people.
He added, “My government is fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi. People are happy and if the government continues this way we aren’t going anywhere for 10-15 years. You may like it or not, but we are here for 10-15 years. Those officers who are above 45 have no choice.” Kejriwal was reacting on the strike by the IAS officers just before the Odd-Even trial in December last year. Most of the bureaucrats went on a mass leave showing solidarity with Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Civil Service officers who were suspended for ‘insubordination’. However, he said that the strike was political and should not have happened.