Arvind Kejriwal Writes to PM Narendra Modi, Requests Him 'With Folded Hands' to Ask Delhi IAS Officers to End Strike
Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers in the waiting room of Delhi L-G Anil Baijal's office (Image credit: Twitter)

New Delhi, June 14: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to ask the IAS officers of the national capital to end strike and resume work. Kejriwal, who has been on a dharna at Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's office for the past three days, has said in the letter said that the Union Government has all the powers over IAS officers and has requested the Prime Minister "with folded hands" to ask the officers to resume work which has been halted for the past four months.

Arvind Kejriwal has listed several issues that need urgent attention and can that the Delhi government can begin work on them when the IAS officers end their strike. These issues include, Delhi pollution, preparedness for monsoon especially with the season on Dengue around the corner.

"The people of Delhi and my government request you with folded hands to ask the IAS officers to end their strike so that work in the city can be started again," Kejriwal has written in the letter.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other AAP ministers including Satyendra Jain on Wednesday began an indefinite strike and the AAP vowed to continue its struggle after its leaders and MLAs marched to the L-G office.

Lt Governor Anil Baijal met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Wednesday to discuss the political situation in the national capital as Kejriwal and ministers have stayed put at the waiting room of L-G Secretariat over their demands since Monday evening.

The Aam Aadmi Party has threatened to stage a “dharna” at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office on Sunday if solution to the current crisis was not found this week.

Meanwhile, to counter Kejriwal and his ministers’ sit-in, BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra also sat on a dharna at the chief minister’s office against the “non-performance” of the AAP dispensation. Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta and MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the sit-in would continue till their demands were met by the AAP government.