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.
#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.
Delhi Dy CM @msisodia Health Check up Parameters (7:30 am, June 14) Pulse: 72BP: 140/80Sugar: 59Weight: 88.5 Kgs pic.twitter.com/CfMS687rCu— AAP Govt Supporter (@AAPGovt4Delhi) June 14, 2018
#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.
Good morningआख़िर दिल्ली वाले क्या माँग रहे हैं-1. IAS अफ़सरों की हड़ताल ख़त्म करो2. राशन की डोरस्टेप डिलिवरी लागू करो नहीं होना चाहिए ये?दुनिया में कोई कह सकता है कि ये नहीं होना चाहिए?फिर ये लोग क्यों नहीं कर रहे? आज चौथा दिन है। इनकी मंशा ठीक नहीं लग रही— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 14, 2018
#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.