New Delhi, June 17 :Four chief ministers came out in support of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi, whose sit-in protest against Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal entered the seventh day on Sunday while AAP leaders and workers will march to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on Sunday to protest against the lack of response by the Lt Governor and the Centre .
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh’s N Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan and Karnataka’s HD Kumaraswamy have backed Kejriwal and are seeking PM Modi’s intervention to resolve what they have described as a “constitutional crisis”.
The chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala and Karnataka urged the Centre to “rise above politics”, solve the “constitutional crisis” and not “restrict the federal system”.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is on a dharna at the lieutenant governor’s house demanding a direction to the IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their undeclared strike.
Accusing the Modi government of snatching his powers, Arvind Kejriwal said, “Delhi was under de facto President’s rule through IAS officers’ strike as the officers strike has been instigated by the Modi government to paralyse the Delhi government.”
“Elected Delhi government canot take any action on officers,” he added.
Kejriwal claimed that the strike by IAS officers has stalled important works related to the people of Delhi .
The officers strike has been instigated by the Modi government to paralyse the Delhi government concerning the transfers and postings of officers
Kejriwal, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, has been camping in the Raj Niwas — the official accommodation-cum-office of the Lt Governor — since Monday evening.
Aam Aadmi Party’s planned march to the PM’s residence from Mandi House metro station at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
“Delhi is all set to launch a mass protest like the one we did which changed its political picture,” Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Pankaj Gupta told the media here on Saturday.
“We have tried all we can, but they are not ready to listen,” he added.