New Delhi, June 18: The IAS officers from AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) Association on Monday welcomed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal regarding their safety and security, saying they are open to discussions on issues of governance in the national capital.Also Read - Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Arvind Kejriwal Promises Unemployment Allowance, Job Quota For Locals

Taking to the micro-blogging site, the association tweeted, “#DelhiAtWork #NoToStrike Officers of GNCTD welcome Hon’ble CM’s appeal. We reiterate that we continue to be at work with full dedication & vigour. We look forward to concrete interventions for our security & dignity. We are open to formal discussions with Hon’ble CM on this matter.” Also Read - Delhiites Beware! Pay Fine up to Rs 10,000 or Face 6-month Jail if Not Carrying PUC

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On Sunday, Kejriwal assured the IAS officers of their safety and security and urged them to “return to work” and attend ministers’ meetings.

“I wish to assure them that I will ensure their safety and security with all my powers and resources available at my command. I have given similar assurances earlier also to many officers who have been meeting me privately. I reiterate it,” Kejriwal said.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi High Court had pulled up the Aam Aadmi Party over the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some other cabinet ministers at the Lieutenant Governor’s office. “This can’t be called a strike. You can’t go inside someone’s office or house and hold a strike there,” the court told the Delhi government lawyer.

“This can’t be called a strike. You can’t go inside someone’s office or house and hold a strike there,” the court told the Delhi government lawyer.

Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi also hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the city, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the crisis.

The ‘dharna’ by Kejriwal and other cabinet ministers of his government entered the eighth day today. The AAP government is demanding LG Anil Baijal direct IAS officers to end what the party described as their “strike” and approve the doorstep ration delivery scheme.

(With agency inputs)