Dharna politics day 4: CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to Narendra Modi

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to PM Modi today, urging him to take immediate steps to end the governance stalemate in Delhi.

The sit-in protest by Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues grew in intensity with deputy CM Manish Sisodia going on an indefinite fast. The protest entered its fourth day.

In his letter to the PM, Kejriwal stated,” Union Govt has all the powers over IAS officers. Delhi is facing an unprecedented situation & LG is refusing to intervene.” According to the AAP government, officers have not been attending meetings with ministers or picking up their calls.

Request PM with folded hands to get IAS officers to end strike so work in Delhi can restart, wrote Kejriwal. Arvind Kejriwal clearly stated governmental work have been stuck for four months, which is resulting into massive administrative lapses in the state government.

The agitation also spilled out to the streets with AAP organising a march from the CM residence to LG House attended by hundreds of supporters and all elected representatives of the party. Former BJP member Yashwant Sinha also joined in the protest and slammed BJP.

Yesterday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and other leaders from RJD, SP and RLD have backed Kejriwal.

“Elected CM must get due respect. May I appeal to the government of India and LG to resolve the problem immediately so that people do not suffer?” Banerjee tweeted in support.

AAP members are also expected to hold a candlelight march to Raj Ghat today. They also plan to go to PMO on Sunday, if the demands are not met.

Source: Economic Times