Kejriwal urges PM Modi to intervene to end IAS-officers' strike
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today wrote to PM Modi, seeking his intervention to end the IAS officers' "strike" claiming that Lt Governor Anil Baijal was doing "nothing" regarding it.
Kejriwal wrote to Modi on the fourth day of the sit-in he and his ministers are holding at Baijal's office, demanding to act against those who have struck work and to approve the doorstep-ration-delivery proposal.
Kejriwal requests with "folded hands"
"Due to strike, several works are being affected because 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," Kejriwal said in the letter.
Kejriwal cites problems occurring due to the IAS-officer's strike
In his letter to Modi, Kejriwal cited instances when the government work was stuck as the officers have not been attending meetings with ministers for the past three months.
He said cleaning of drains before the monsoon, setting up of mohalla clinics and measures to curb air pollution in Delhi are stuck because of the alleged strike by the IAS officers.
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Strike would have ended in hours under Delhi Govt: Kejriwal
"The Center and the L-G have control over the IAS officers, had they been under the Delhi government, their "strike" would have ended within hours," Kejriwal said.
L-G office didn't allow Kejriwal's brother to meet him
Saying that pollution is the biggest problem in Delhi, the CM alleged that earlier, there was a review and planning meeting in every 15 days on the issue, but due to strike, there has been no such meeting in the last three months.
Kejriwal also tweeted that the L-G office did not allow his brother, who had come from Pune, to meet him.
Didn't allow my brother to meet me: Kejriwal
मेरा भाई पुणे से मुझसे मिलने आया। उसको मुझसे मिलने नहीं दिया गया। ये तो ग़लत है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 14, 2018
Doctors conduct health-check-up of Deputy CM Sisodia, Health Minister Jain
In the morning, a team of doctors conducted a health check-up of Kejriwal's Deputy Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain at the L-G office.
Kejriwal has said they will not leave the L-G office until their demands are met.
The AAP has threatened to stage a "dharna" at the PMO on Sunday if a solution to the issue was not found this week.
IAS officers' association say no officer was on strike
However, IAS officers' association has claimed that no officer has been on strike and no work has been affected. The L-G office recently slammed Kejriwal's sit-in, saying it was one more "dharna without reason".