For the second day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three cabinet colleagues on Wednesday woke up inside Raj Niwas, where they have been staging a sit-in since Monday evening.
“The struggle continues,” Kejirwal tweeted early this morning.
सभी दिल्लीवासियों को सुप्रभात।
दिल्ली के विकास के कामों में उत्पन्न की जा रही बाधाओं को दूर करवाने के लिए संघर्ष जारी है
हमारा आत्मबल ही हमारी ताक़त है।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 13, 2018
Mr. Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain have been demanding that Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal intervene to end what they term is an “illegal strike by officers.” The L-G and officers, on the other hand, have denied any strike.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia meanwhile announced that he would join Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on an indefinite hunger strike. Jain had gone on hunger strike on Tuesday.
The officers have restricted their communication with the political executive to the written form, in protest against the alleged attack on the Chief Secretary at the Chief Minister’s residence in February by Aam Aadmi Party MLAs.
The alleged assault took place at Kejriwal’s residence and reportedly in the chief minister’s presence.