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From unrequited love to water woes, Kejriwal flooded with complaints

The rush at Delhi Secretariat on Thursday. The govt said Jan Sunwais will be held  every day but Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be present only on Saturdays. The rush at Delhi Secretariat on Thursday. The govt said Jan Sunwais will be held every day but Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be present only on Saturdays.
Written by Ruhi Bhasin | Delhi | Posted: January 10, 2014 3:46 am | Updated: January 10, 2014 1:50 pm

The queue in front of the reception at the Delhi Secretariat is growing longer every day. From a girl who wanted to complain about her boyfriend who had refused to marry her to a woman who wanted the promised water — they all wanted an audience with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

While some have come with grievances, others just want to meet, see or just shake hands with Kejriwal.

Narrating an anecdote, the CM said a girl had come to meet him as her boyfriend had refused to marry her.

On Friday, Parul from Karol Bagh stood in line to get a pass to meet the chief minister. His request: Tankers for a jagran that was due to take place in her locality in May. “The CM has promised to make water available to all of us. I want to meet him to ask him to provide tankers for a jagran that is due to take place in Karol Bagh in May,’’ Parul said.

Rajni had come all the way from Agra to meet Kejriwal. “I had met him before elections at his Hanuman Mandir office in CP. He had told me that he would help me. I can’t reveal the nature of my problems, but I have come here to seek his help now,’’ Rajni said.

Outside the CM’s office, a group waited to meet him. They wanted to invite him for a function to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

On Thursday, people could be seen trailing Kejriwal around the secretariat to hand him papers pertaining to corruption in various departments or just wanting to complain about a particular government department.

But not all had come to meet Kejriwal. Some like Azam Malik had come to meet Education Minister Manish Sisodia. “We operate a school in Mustafabad and have come here to meet the minister to tell him about the pathetic condition of the school,’’ he said.

Some had come to apply for a supervisory position in night shelters. “We have been told that there are openings for the supervisor position in night shelters. We want to meet Women and Child Welfare Minister Rakhi Birla in this regard,’’ a woman said.

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