IAS officers 'strike' row: Kejriwal targets LG


New Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal over the latter's refusal to end IAS officers 'strike' in Delhi. 'I am really appalled at LG’s stubborn refusal to end IAS strike and his justifications for ongoing strike. Wonder what are PMO’s instructions to him,' Mr Kejriwal tweeted. In a video message on Tuesday, Mr Kejriwal, who has been at Raj Niwas since last evening on a sit in protest at the LG house over the IAS officers' strike, said, ' We are sitting at LG House since last evening from 1730 hrs. Our main demands are IAS officers strike in Delhi should be ended soon and approval be given to the doorstep delivery of ration scheme.' '@LtGovDelhi Sir. Read this. U r defending IAS strike by saying that they r working and r not on strike. What work r they doing sir? How can u defend their conduct?, ' Mr Kejriwal tweeted earlier in the day. Arvind Kejriwal and his three cabinet ministers Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain have been staging a sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor's office since 1730 hrs on Monday over their demands to end the IAS Officers' strike and approval of the doorstep delivery of ration. AAP Minister Satyendar Jain has started indefinite fast. 'Satyendar Jain starts indefinite fast,' Mr Kejriwal tweeted on Tuesday. Mr Kejriwal along with three ministers in the AAP Government had gone to meet the Lieutenant Governor on Monday evening at Raj Niwas around 1730 hrs on Monday with their demands. The Delhi Chief Minister and the AAP Government ministers are at Raj Niwas since last evening and will stay in the waiting room in the LG House till the LG meets their demands. 'Day 2 of protest begins, as CM @ArvindKejriwal, DyCM @msisodia, @SatyendarJain and @AapKaGopalRai demand the end of IAS Officers strike and approval of Doorstep Delivery of Ration. They will stay in this waiting room till @LtGovDelhi meets their demands,' AAP leader Atishi Marlena tweeted. The AAP Government Ministers on Monday demanded Mr Baijal to direct the IAS officers who are on strike in Delhi for past four months to return to work. They have also demanded the LG to punish those IAS who struck work for last 4 months. The Chief Minister and the AAP ministers also demanded the LG to approve Delhi government's doorstep delivery of ration scheme. However, in a statement on Monday, the LG denied that the IAS officers are on strike. The LG House also said the file pertaining to the delivery of rations is pending with the Food and Civil Supplies Minister, not the L-G. 'CM @ArvindKejriwal, Dy CM @msisodia @SatyendarJain @AapKaGopalRai are still at LG House with following demands: IAS officers on strike in Del for 4 months.Direct them to return to work Punish those IAS who struck work for last 4 months.Approve doorstep delivery of ration,' the AAP tweeted on Tuesday.