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Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party, on 18 June, said that IAS officers in the capital had failed to appear for several meetings called by the Delhi Government, including those about the installation of CCTV cameras, mid-day meal schemes, fighting dengue, ration distribution, and more, and urged them to resume dispensing their duties.
The Delhi High Court heard a petition against the AAP’s protest, and adjourned the hearing in the matter to Friday, 22 June. The Court asked AAP under whose authority they protested inside the Lieutenant Governor’s residence.
AAP’s protest march to PM Modi’s residence on 17 June, as a part of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ongoing dharna at the Lieutenant Governor’s office, was called off after being halted by police at Parliament Street.
Rahul Gandhi Targets CM Arvind Kejriwal and PM Modi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 18 June, targeted Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he called a "drama" playing out in the national capital.
"Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos & disorder. People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out," he wrote on Twitter.
IAS Association 'Open to Discussion' With Kejriwal
Delhi's IAS Association on Monday, 18 June, said that it was open to a discussion with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. "The office of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi welcomes Hon'ble CM Arvind Kejriwal's appeal. We reiterate that we continue to be at work with full dedication and vigour. We look forward to concrete interventions for our security and dignity. We are open to formal discussions with the Hon'ble CM on this matter," the association said.