Delhi political crisis: BJP stages counter-protest at CM Arvind Kejriwal's office, AAP seeks President's intervention

BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra today sat on a dharna at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office against the "non-performance" of his government.

Published: 13th June 2018 03:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba at Chief Minister's residence in New Delhi on Wednesday June 13 2018. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra today sat on a dharna at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office against the "non-performance" of his government, mimicking a protest the ruling dispensation members are holding at the lt governor's office.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today joined Health Minister Satyendar Jain on the third day of his indefinite hunger strike at L-G Anil Baijal's office, where they have been camping for two nights.

The AAP leaders, including Kejriwal, are demanding that Baijal direct IAS officers to end their "strike".

They also want him to approve the proposal for door-step delivery of rations.

The leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta and MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the sit-in will continue till their demands are met by the AAP government.

"Until the Chief Minister assures to provide water to the people, we will continue our sit-in," Gupta said. The protest is against the "non-performance" of the Kejriwal government, he said.

Gupta said BJP legislators had tried to raise the water shortage issue in the assembly but they were marshalled out.

The chief minister does not come to his office, where would people go to raise their problems, he said.

"We have called on people to reach the CM office to raise problem of water supply," Gupta said.

Sirsa said the sit-in will continue until Delhi gets adequate water.

BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan was also present at the sit-in.

BJP workers led by the party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari staged a protest at the Delhi Secretariat earlier today over issues related to water and electricity supply.

Delhi is in 'Emergency-like' situation: AAP leader Sanjay Singh

The Aam Aadmi Party today said an "Emergency-like" situation prevailed in the national capital and sought President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention.

Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that he has asked for an appointment with Kovind along with party lawmakers and legislators from Delhi and Punjab.

"It's an Emergency-like situation in Delhi. The entire work of the Delhi government is crippled due to strike by IAS officers for past four months," Singh said, adding that the Lt Governor was working at the "behest" of the Modi government.

Singh made the remarks after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues sat on a hunger strike at the office of the Lt Governor to press for their various demands.

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