New Delhi: To demand action against IAS officers who boycotted work and approval for the proposal for doorstep delivery of rations, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has refused to leave the Lieutenant Governor’s waiting room till he signs the papers.
The move comes barely a month after he staged a sit-in protest outside Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s home.
The AAP also tweeted a photo of the Chief Minister, accompanied by his deputy Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, sitting in the L-G’s waiting room.
The party said that L-G Baijal has refused to take action.
On Sunday, the Delhi CM had announced a city wise campaign against L-G With the slogan ‘L-G, Delhi Chodo’ (L-G, Quit Delhi). Arvind Kejriwal always had a sour relationship with Delhi’s L-G and also accused the L-G of not letting his government to work.
Meanwhile, the L-G’s House, Raj Niwas, released and official statement which read, “In an unprecedented move that betrays little respect and dignity for constitutional offices, Hon’ble CM, Dy. CM and the two Ministers remained defiant and continued to pressurise that the officers must be immediately summoned to Raj Niwas and the so-called ‘agitation’ be called off, and immediate approval of proposal for doorstep delivery of rations be given.”
The L-G House also said that Baijal has spoken to officers in this regard and the CM and his ministers’ insistence to summon them is not desirable. “Two wrongs never make a right. Since the Hon’ble CM and Ministers refused to listen to this suggestion and as Hon’ble LG had pre-scheduled appointments at his residence, he had no option but to leave the office,” the statement read.