New Delhi, June 13: Dharna politics takes charge in the national capital as the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday staged the sit-in protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office.
This development comes at a time when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues are continuing their sit-in protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office for the third straight day.
Hitting out at Kejriwal, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters “He is betraying the people of Delhi. He betrayed them in 2014, then in 2015 and now again he is betraying them on all the promises he made to the people of the city”.
West Delhi MP Parvesh Singh Sahib Verma, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and party leader Vijender Gupta, MLAs Jagadish Pradhan, Manjinder Sirsa and suspended AAP MLA Kapil Mishra also sat on a protest in the waiting room of the Chief Minister’s Office.
Mishra said in a tweet “We have three demands: Kejriwal should end his drama, return to work and provide water to the people”.
Scores of Delhi BJP workers marched towards the Chief Minister’s Office in the secretariat from ITO, holding placards. They also raised slogans like ‘Kejriwal drama band karo’.
Kejriwal, Sisodia, Jain and Gopal Rai has been camping in the Raj Niwas since Monday evening.
The Chief Minister said 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.