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‘De-facto’ Prez rule in city, says CM Kejriwal

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Published : Jun 17, 2018, 4:55 am IST
Updated : Jun 17, 2018, 4:55 am IST

However, the IAS officers’ association has maintained that no officer is on “strike”.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: On the sixth day of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s sit-in, an impasse between the Aam Aadmi Party and lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal over the IAS officers’ “strike” continued. Mr Kejriwal, along with his colleagues, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, health minister Satyendar Jain and development minister Gopal Rai stayed put at the LG’s office. Mr Kejriwal alleged a “de facto” President’s Rule in the national capital. In a tweet in the morning, Mr Kejriwal extended Id greetings to the people, while in a witty tweet, his deputy asked to meet the L-G over Id.

Meanwhile, seeing no end to the ongoing logjam, the Aam Aadmi Party workers started preparations to protest outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on Sunday.

 

“Delhi is all set to launch a mass protest like the one we did which changed its political picture,” AAP spokesperson Pankaj Gupta said. “We have tried all we can, but they are not ready to listen,” he added.

Mr Gupta said not only the party workers, but the common people will also take part in the march that will begin from the Mandi House Metro Station at 4 pm on Sunday.

Health minister Satyendar Jain and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who along with Mr Kejriwal and Development Minister Gopal Rai have stayed put at L-G office since Monday evening, have been sitting on hunger strike since Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

 

In his letter to Mr Modi on Friday, Mr Kejriwal urged him to end the IAS officers’ strike. so that he can attend a meeting of NITI Aayog on Sunday.

Mr Kejriwal along with his ministers is demanding that he (PM) direct IAS officers to end their “strike” and approve the doorstep ration delivery scheme.

However, the IAS officers’ association has maintained that no officer is on “strike”.

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