New Delhi, June 13: In a high voltage political drama, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues continue to stage a sit-in protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office for the third straight day on Wednesday.
To press demands, After Satyendra Jain, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia began an indefinite hunger strike.
Kejriwal, Sisodia, Jain and Gopal Rai has been camping in the Raj Niwas since Monday evening.
The Delhi Chief Minister stated he and his ministers would not leave Baijal’s office until their demands were met.
The demands include a direction to IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their “strike”, action against officers who have struck work for “four months” and a nod to his government’s proposal for doorstep delivery of ration.
However, All the four ministers were active on social media.
On Wednesday morning, Kejriwal tweeted that his “struggle” was on.
“Good Morning to all Delhites. The struggle is on to remove all the hurdles before the developmental works of Delhi. Our willpower is our strength,” he said.
सभी दिल्लीवासियों को सुप्रभात।
दिल्ली के विकास के कामों में उत्पन्न की जा रही बाधाओं को दूर करवाने के लिए संघर्ष जारी है
हमारा आत्मबल ही हमारी ताक़त है।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 13, 2018
Sisodia in a tweet said it was their third day in the LG’s office and “he did not have time to order the IAS officers to end their strike… This shows that the strike is being held on LG’s order”.
“To ensure the rights of the Delhites and to re-start their work, I am going on an indefinite hunger strike. Our willpower and the trust of people is our strength,” Sisodia tweeted.
Aam Aadmi Party MLAs and workers on Wednesday will march to Raj Niwas to protest against the bureaucratic crisis in Delhi. The AAP leaders also exhorted the common people through video messages to join the protest march.