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IAS Officers Confirm NOT Being On Strike, Slam AAP Govt For Politically Motivated Allegations

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| June 17 , 2018 , 19:23 IST

Holding an unprecedented press conference on Sunday, Delhi's IAS association flayed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal by confirming that its officers were in fact never on strike as alleged by the Delhi government for politically motivated reasons.

"I would like to inform that we are not on strike. The information that IAS officers in Delhi are on strike is completely false and baseless. We are attending meetings, all departments are doing their work. We are sometimes also working on holidays," said Manisha Saxena, IAS Association Delhi.

Notably, Arvind Kejriwal had accused Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the centre for the "strike" by IAS officers and was on a sit-in protest at Raj Niwas since Monday along with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Cabinet ministers Satyendra Jain and Gopal Rai.

The IAS association though has no idea about any such strike and described the allegations as "false and baseless". They further stated the IAS officers were being victimised in a political battle between Delhi CM and Lt Governor.

"Let us do our work. We are feeling frightened and victimised. We are being used for completely political reasons," said Varsha Joshi, Delhi’s transport commissioner. Kejriwal had stated that the officers weren't meeting the ministers or attending their phone calls for the last four month due to which state's work has suffered.

Despite protesting in LG's office for days, the party has failed to get any response from the Constitutional head and conducted a march to PM Modi's residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg starting from Mandi House at 4 pm for informing him about Baijal's wrongdoings and injustice.