AAP Dharna Day 4 LIVE: Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, seeks his intervention to end impasse

14 June 2018, 12:59 PM
A doctor conducting Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain's health check-up (Image: Twitter/Arvind Kejriwal)
A doctor conducting Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain's health check-up (Image: Twitter/Arvind Kejriwal)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to intervene to end the months-long strike by IAS officers, claiming that Lt Governor Anil Baijal was doing “nothing” to break the impasse.

In his letter to Modi, Kejriwal said that due to the strike of IAS officers, several works like cleaning of drains before the monsoon, setting up of mohalla clinics and measures to curb air pollution in Delhi were stuck.

He said no meeting has taken place between IAS officers and ministers for the past three months to address the issue of air pollution, even as toxic pollutants in the air reached to dangerous levels over the past three days.

Kejriwal's letter to Modi came on the fourth day of his sit-in dharna at L-G Baijal's office, demanding action against IAS officials halting work and approval to doorstep delivery of ration scheme. Apart from Kejriwal, his Deputy Manish Sisodia and two other cabinet colleagues - Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai - were also camping inside the L-G office.

LIVE Updates:

#11:50 AM: Health checkup of Sisodia and Jain: Doctors conducted a health checkup of Satyendar Jain and Manish Sisodia who are on indefinite hunger strike since Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

#11:30 AM: What are Kejriwal's demands: The Kejriwal and team have two key demands: (1) Direction to IAS officials who are allegedly halting work since February. (2) Approve the door-to-door ration delivery scheme.

#11:04 AM: Aam Aadmi Party threatens to hold dharna outside PMO: “If the strike by bureaucrats is not resolved by Sunday, then AAP leaders and workers would stage a dharna at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). On Thursday, party legislators and leaders will hold a candlelight march,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.

#10:30 AM: Kejriwal writes to Modi: Kejriwal wrote to Modi on the fourth day of the sit-in he and his ministers are holding at Baijal’s office. “Due to strike, several works are being affected. As L-G is doing nothing to end IAS officers’ strike, Delhi government and the people of Delhi request you (PM) with folded hands to get the strike called off immediately so that works of Delhi can resume,” Kejriwal stated in the letter.

#10:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation LIVE Updates. Kejriwal and his team are back on from where he started -  dharnas. Four AAP leaders - CM Kejriwal, his Deputy Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai - are camping in waiting area of Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office since Monday over their demands - direction to IAS officers who are on strike since last four months and approve the doorstep ration delivery scheme. While Sisodia and Jain are on indefinite hunger strike, Kejriwal urged PM Modi to intervene to end the impasse. We will bring you all the latest update from day four of AAP's dharna at L-G office. Stay with us.

First Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:04 PM
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