Who authorised Kejriwal’s sit-in protest at LG’s office: Delhi HC

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New Delhi, June 18: Who authorised Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal dharna at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office, Delhi High Court  questioned him while hearing a petition, saying, “You can’t go inside someone’s office or house and hold a strike there.”

“Thing is that you’re sitting on a dharna. Who authorised them to sit on a dharna like this?” the court asked, adding, “This can’t be called a strike. You can’t go inside someone’s office or house and hold a strike there.”

The High Court was hearing a petition against the weeklong sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor’s office.

When a lawyer described it as “an individual decision”, the court responded: “Is it authorised?

Kejriwal and three of his ministers have been camping in protest at a room at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s Raj Niwas since last Monday.

Kejriwal has been demanding ‘more power’ to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and a directive be passed to the IAS officers to end their ‘strike’,on the contrary, bureaucrats on Sunday held a press conference and stated that they are not on any strike rather they are being victimised and misinformation is being spread about them.

The AAP ministers are demanding that the LG ask Delhi’s IAS officers and other bureaucrats to end what the AAP calls an “illegal strike” and give his approval to a ration delivery scheme for Delhi.IAS officers have said they are not on strike and that there was an atmosphere of “fear” and “mistrust” in the bureaucracy in the national capital.

 

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