AAP Protest: Kejriwal Calls off 9-Day Sit-in, Returns to CM House

AAP is demanding that L-G Anil Baijal direct IAS officers to end their “strike” and take action against them.

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves L-G Anil Baijal’s residence after calling off his 9-day sit-in.
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Why is Arvind Kejriwal & AAP Protesting

According to the AAP government, officers have not been attending meetings with the ministers and not picking up their calls due to which government work was suffering.

Officers have gone on a "partial strike" since the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on 19 February.

Kejriwal on Tuesday alleged that some officers informed him that the L-G's office was "orchestrating" the "officers' strike" and that's why the Lt Governor does not want bureaucrats to end their strike.

The L-G's office slammed Kejriwal's sit-in, saying it was one more "dharna without reason.”

7:48 AM, 13 Jun
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Kejriwal, Ministers Spend the Night at Governor Residence

On Tuesday, 12 June, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal released a video from the L-G’s office stating that AAP ministers had "no option" but to stage a sit-in as Lt Governor Anil Baijal was not paying heed to the Delhi government's demands, "despite several requests.”

It was the first time in the history of Delhi that a chief minister and his Cabinet colleagues have spent a night at the L-G's office to press for their demands, sources said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues spending a night at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues spending a night at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@Sharmanagendar)
7:48 AM, 13 Jun

IAS Officers Being Used as Tools by Modi Govt: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought to know whether it was "possible for IAS officers to return to work without green signal from PMO?"

In another tweet, Kejriwal said their struggle will continue to clear the "hurdles" in Delhi's development.

7:48 AM, 13 Jun
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Sisodia Begins Indefinite Huger Strike

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia began an indefinite hunger strike on Wednesday, 13 June, at the office of Lt Governor Anil Baijal, where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues spent the second night.

Sisodia followed AAP leader and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who began his hunger strike a day earlier on Tuesday.

"Today, I am also sitting on an indefinite hunger strike to ensure that Delhiites get their right and also get their pending works cleared. Satyendar Jain's hunger strike is continuing since yesterday..." Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.

8:15 AM, 13 Jun
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AAP Seeks Appointment With President Kovind

AAP leader Sanjay Singh reportedly wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, asking for an appointment to discuss the situation in Delhi, reported News18.


Published: 13 Jun 2018, 01:37 PM IST
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