Dear Supporter, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Dy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendra Jain, and Labour Minister Gopal Rai have been sitting in the waiting area of LG Anil Baijal’s home for more than 39 hours now. They are sitting there to request the LG to act against IAS Officers who have boycotted crucial work for the last 4 months and to request the LG to approve doorstep delivery of several citizen-centric services, including rations.
Beginning end February 2018, CM Arvind Kejriwal and or his Cabinet colleagues have personally met the LG 5 times (the last on June 7, 2018) and written at least 4 letters asking him to instruct the officers to co-operate. While technically, the bureaucrats are not on strike (prohibited under their service rules), they do not attend meetings called by the Ministers, do not take their phone calls and do only the bare minimum. The LG has, however, not taken any action to rectify this serious situation. This has pushed Arvind Kejriwal and his Ministers to the brink.
It is indeed a shameful moment for democracy when an elected CM along with his 3 Ministers is at LG’s doorsteps but the LG does not have time to address their demands. Not only this, on critical matters aimed at improving the lives of Delhi’s residents, the LG continues to stonewall decisions stating that Delhi Govt does not have the power to do it. Please see the video of CM Kejriwal broadcast from the LG’s house on the sad situation.
We would like to say that AAP is not going to stop and will continue this battle till the time the LG and the Central Government stop paralyzing Delhi’s governance. At stake is the welfare of millions of Delhi residents that reposed their faith in AAP.