‘People of city at the receiving end; governance has been severely affected’.
New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of turning a blind eye to the “anarchy” in Delhi and aiding “chaos and disorder” in the city, where chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as well as the BJP are staging competing sit-ins.
The people of Delhi are the victims, Mr Gandhi alleged.
“Delhi CM, sitting in dharna at L-G office. BJP sitting in dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos and disorder. People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.
Governance has been severely hit with Mr Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues on a sit-in at L-G Anil Baijal’s office since June 11 and bureaucrats on a “strike” to demand security for themselves.
The Delhi IAS Assoc-iation has asked the government not to use its officers for “political gains” and rebutted its claim that they were on strike.
Meanwhile, Delhi party president Ajay Maken said both the AAP and the BJP were helping each other with this ‘dharna-demonstration’ politics while the people of Delhi are suffering.
Mr Maken was addressing a meeting of Congress leaders at party office. Senior Congress leaders unanimously passed a five-page resolution condemning the “airconditioned-dharna politics” of the Kejriwal government and the BJP leaders when the city is facing water and power shortage, severe air pollution and sanitation crises amongst other problems.