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As Kejriwal Continues Protests, Banner At Delhi Secretariat Says 'CM Of Delhi On Leave'

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| June 15 , 2018 , 15:00 IST

The protest by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the ministers of the Aam Aadmi Party entered its fourth day on Friday. At the same time, a banner was hung on the Delhi Secretariat mocking the CM’s protest.

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The banner read, "There is no strike here. People of Delhi are on duty. The Chief Minister of Delhi is on leave."

The Delhi government says that many of its schemes for the public have been stalled as IAS officers have not been attending meetings called by ministers or taking their calls in protest against an alleged assault on Delhi's Chief Secretary earlier this year.

The Chief Minister, in response to the banner, tweeted that the Bhartiya Janta Party has captured the Delhi Secretariat.

He wrote on Twitter,”Absolutely shocking. How was it allowed? Who allowed this to happen? Where was Police, Security, Bureaucracy?"

Kejriwal also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, urging the Prime Minister to take stock of the crisis in Delhi. Pointing to the IAS officer's strike and the hindrance thereof to effective governance in Delhi, he requested Prime Minister Modi to take an action.

Simultaneously a petition, which was presented by Hari Nath Ram before Justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court which said that Kejriwal has failed to discharge his duties and has brought governance in Delhi to a "standstill", since 11 June has been accepted by the bench and the hearing would take place on June 18, when the court session resumes.