Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Joins AAP Min Satyendar Jain In Hunger Strike Against LG

| June 13 , 2018 , 12:20 IST

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday joined the hunger strike launched by Health Minister Satyendar Jain outside the house of Lt Governor Anil Baijal where AAP leaders, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, are sitting on protest since Monday night.  

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders are protesting the alleged "strike" of IAS officers that have held up developmental projects of the AAP Delhi government for 4 months.

Sisodia, in a tweet in Hindi, said that he would be joining Satyendar Jain's indefinite hunger strike so that the residents of Delhi get their rights.

"Today, I am also sitting on an indefinite hunger strike to ensure that Delhiites get their right and also get their pending works cleared. Satyendar Jain's hunger strike is continuing since yesterday." Sisodia said on Wednesday.

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As per AAP leaders, IAS officers in Delhi have not been attending meetings with Delhi ministers and have not been picking up their calls due to which the party's work for the public was suffering.

According to reports, the IAS officers have gone on a "partial strike" since the alleged assault of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on the night of February 19-20.

Delhi CM Kejriwal in a video message claimed that he and his ministers have been requesting LG Baijal to direct the IAS officers to end their strike, but the LG was not paying heed.

"People of Delhi are suffering, the work planned for Delhi by the government is suffering," said Kejriwal.

The protesting AAP leaders are demanding that the IAS officers be directed to return to work and action be taken against officers who have obstructed work for 4 months.

Meanwhile, the LG's office has slammed the protests by AAP leaders, saying that it was one more "dharna without reason".

A statement issued by Baijal's office last evening stated that he was "threatened" to summon officers and issue directions to them to end their "strike" immediately.