Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is staging a sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor’s office along with his cabinet colleagues, announced his second night stay there. “Our 2nd nite at LG House. We r here becoz. We luv Del n we care for Del. We hv worked v hard for Del. We want Del to further improve. We feel shattered becoz many great initiatives getting stuck. Lets improve our beloved Del, LG Sir. N lets do it togethr (sic),” he tweeted.
They are demanding L-G Anil Baijal to act against agitating IAS officials and approve the doorstep delivery of ration — a pet project of the AAP government. Following a brief meeting with Baijal at 5.30 pm on Monday, Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai refused to leave the waiting room of the L-G office.
Kejriwal alleged that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the L-G were instigating a “rebellion” against the elected government by “coordinating” the ongoing agitation that began following the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on February 19.
The Raj Niwas issued a statement alleging that the CM “threatened” the L-G, demanding that he summon the officers at Raj Niwas and end the “so-called strike”. “In response, it was reiterated by L-G that there is no strike and in his continued interactions with officers, it has been informed that the atmosphere of mistrust and fear continues and no sincere attempts to resolve the differences have been made so far,” the statement said, adding that it was in the sequence of “dharna without any reason”.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Dy CM Manish Sisodia, ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai are on dharna. Follow live updates here
Kejriwal and colleagues to spend second night at L-G office
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is staging a sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor's office along with his cabinet colleagues, announced his second night stay there. "Our 2nd nite at LG House. We r here becoz. We luv Del n we care for Del. We hv worked v hard for Del. We want Del to further improve. We feel shattered becoz many great initiatives getting stuck. Lets improve our beloved Del, LG Sir. N lets do it togethr (sic)," he tweeted.
Tents put up outside Kejriwal's residence at Civil Lines
In support of Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leaders and workers on Tuesday camped outside the Delhi CM's residence at Civil Lines. The Delhi CM and his cabinet colleagues have been staging a sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor's office.
AAP leaders, volunteers to march to LG's house tomorrow
All AAP Leaders, MLAs, Councillors & volunteers will March to LG House tomorrow at 4 PM.
Kejriwal: Appalled by L-G's stubborn refusal to end strike
"I am really appalled at LG’s stubborn refusal to end IAS strike and his justifications for ongoing strike. Wonder what are PMO’s instructions to him," he tweeted.
PM Modi deceived people on full statehood status
Cabinet Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam accused PM Modi of deceiving the people of Delhi by making false promises on full statehood to Delhi.
"Modi had promised to the people of Delhi that "make me pm, I will give Delhi a full state status." The people made them pm but they were deceived by the people of Delhi," he tweeted.
Satyendar Jain continues fast
Doctors assess the health condition of Satyendar Jain in the waiting room outside L-G's office. Meanwhile, CM said AAP is prepared for any kind of struggle for the rights of the people of Delhi.
एलजी साहब के वेटिंग रूम में सत्येंद्र जैन का अनशन जारी।
सीएम और तीन मंत्री भी 20 घंटे से @LtGovDelhi के एक्शन का इंतज़ार कर रहे हैं।
एलजी साहब को शायद फुर्सत नहीं मिली है कि IAS अधिकारियों को 3 महीने पुरानी हड़ताल तोड़ने का आदेश दें और राशन की योजना पर सहमति दें। pic.twitter.com/hX9ziesJrD
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) June 12, 2018
All public works stalled in Delhi: Satyendar Jain
Due to the recalcitrant attitude of L-G, he is not ready to agree to anything. All works are pending including CCTV project, hospitals, mohalla clinics. This is why we are protesting: Satyendar Jain
We have tried everything possible from our side to resolve this. Now, whatever initiative will be taken it will have to come from L-G or PMO's side: Sanjya Singh.
Sanjay Singh attacks L-G
The promise we made regarding the installation of CCTV cameras is not yet fulfilled because it hasn't been sanctioned despite repeatedly sending the file for approval...We want to stop the loot happening under the guise of distribution of ration by implementing the doorstep delivery scheme. But the LG and other officers are sitting on the files: Sanjay Singh.
AAP press conference
We want to work for the poor but the prime minister is using LG as a pawn to stop us. LG might just be a pawn but the mastermind is Narendra Modi: AAP Leader Sanjay Singh.
Our mohalla clinic model is the most successful in the country. There is a concerted attempt to hinder its progress, he added.
Important works stalled, people suffering: Kerjiwal
In his video message, Kejriwal accused L-G Baijal of not acting against the striking IAS officers despite repeated appeals from his government. He alleged that the officers have been on strike for the last four months. They don't attend meetings, don't answer calls or reply to messages, he claimed.
The Delhi CM said the people of Delhi of suffering due to the strike. The officers, Kerjiwal said, have stopped disbursal of funds meant for public works. He also alleged that the L-G threatened a few IAS officers against ending their strike.
Satyendar Jain begins indefinite fast
PWD Minister Satyendar Jain is on an indefinite fast, says Arvind Kejriwal. The Delhi Chief Minister also released a video message from outside L-G's office.
AAP counters L-G Baijal
Countering L-G Baijal's claim that the government made no effort to reconcile with the agitating bureaucrats, the AAP released a 'list of efforts' made by Council of Minister to end IAS strike. The party claimed that since February, the government approached the L-G eight times to diffuse the situation.
.@LtGovDelhi के दावों की खुली पोल!— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) June 12, 2018
LG साहब का कहना है की चुनी हुई सरकार ने बाबुओं के साथ सुलह करने का कोई प्रयास नहीं किया,
लेकिन सच्चाई कुछ और ही है।
20 फरवरी से आज तक 8 बार दिल्ली सरकार की तरफ से प्रयास किया जा चुका है!#संघर्ष_जारी_है pic.twitter.com/zRUq4dVITo
L-G did nothing to end strike: Sisodia
Manish Sisodia had yesterday said that he met and wrote to the L-G five times about the IAS officers' strike but he did "nothing" to end it. "How can elected govt work, if Hon LG supports IAS officers strike like this," he tweeted from Raj Niwas last evening.
The AAP government and the bureaucracy have been at loggerheads since the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs at Kejriwal's residence on the intervening night of February.
Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta attacks Kerjiwal
AAP press conference at 12 pm
Senior Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh, Atishi Marlena and Saurabh Bharadwaj to address a press conference at 12 noon today.
Kapil Mishra attacks Kejriwal
On the approval of doorstep delivery of ration, one of the demands AAP has been making, rebel MLA Kapil Mishra claims the file never came back to the LG's office.
"The file has been lying on the table of Kerjiwal's minister, Imran Hussain, for three months. Using the same file as an excuse, Kejriwal has been lying on the sofa inside LG's office since last night. The file never came back to the LG," he tweeted.
Massive Expose— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) June 12, 2018
डोर स्टेप राशन डिलीवरी - फ़ाइल तीन महीने से केजरीवाल के मंत्री इमरान हुसैन की टेबल पर पड़ी हैं
इसी फ़ाइल को पास करवाने का बहाना लेकर केजरीवाल कल रात से एलजी हाउस के सोफ़े पर पड़े है
"एलजी के पास फ़ाइल वापस आयी ही नहीं"
'करना धरना' कुछ नहीं
'धरना' करना है pic.twitter.com/dRYN8IwJhg
No work only drama, says BJP
Meanwhile, BJP Delhi president Manoj Tiwari accuses AAP ministers of making a mockery of democracy. "No worky only drama..., " he tweeted.
Making mockery of Democracy,
No Work only Drama... ध्यान भटकायो पार्टी के किरदार संघर्ष बनाम मज़ाक https://t.co/X48qcTBVpf
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) June 12, 2018
Morning messages from AAP top brass
Kejriwal, who is diabetic, took insulin and food from home yesterday.
मेरे प्यारे दिल्लीवासियों।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 12, 2018
संघर्ष जारी है। https://t.co/gFWCq0v4pu
Good Morning @LtGovDelhi Sir! Delhi CM and 3 ministers are still waiting in your waiting room since yesterday evening.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) June 12, 2018
We hope today you'll get time from your busy schedule to resolve these three issues . Till then we are waiting.... pic.twitter.com/q4SAZOZMvC
Invoke ESMA if necessary, says AAP
AAP wants L-G Baijal to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), if necessary, against the striking officers. The act prohibits those employed in essential services from striking. If invoked, police have the power to arrest, without a warrant, anybody violating the provisions of the Act.
IAS officers not attending meetings called by ministers: AAP
AAP claims that it has been 112 days since any IAS officer attended a meeting called by a minister. The party leaders have been urging L-G Baijal to end the 'strike' and take 'exemplary action' against those who have stalled government work til now. "In addition, Hon'ble LG has not given permission for doorstep delivery of ration. This is a revolutionary step to provide ration to poor people. We urge Hon'ble LG to immediately give approval to the same."