LG ‘works from home’ as CM, min­is­ters lay siege to of­fice

Ke­jri­wal’s Wife Claims Not Al­lowed To Meet Him

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New Delhi: Chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal’s wife Su­nita Ke­jri­wal on Thurs­day lashed out at LG Anil Bai­jal, ac­cus­ing him of or­ches­trat­ing the “strike” by the bu­reau­crats on direc­tions from the top. That was also an in­di­rect at­tack on Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi.

Su­nita Ke­jri­wal’s strong words came af­ter she along with her mother-in-law and the wives of deputy CM Man­ish Siso­dia and Satyen­dar Jain were not al­lowed to meet their spouses. “Even pris­on­ers are al­lowed to meet their fam­ily mem­bers. We were ready for be­ing frisked and waited for long and even as­sured that we will not join the dharna, but we were not al­lowed to meet. Why is LG so in­se­cure? It was im­ma­ture of him not to al­low the fam­ily mem­bers in,” she said.

The LG was not in of­fice for the third day. Sources in the LG of­fice said Bai­jal was work­ing from home and even held a pol­lu­tion meet­ing there on Thurs­day. With no response com­ing from him for the fourth day, Ke­jri­wal tweeted his anger and even doubted the in­ten­tion of LG.

Ke­jri­wal also wrote to Modi, seek­ing his in­ter­ven- ALL-OUT AT­TACK: tion to end the dead­lock. He pointed out in­stances when im­por­tant work was halted due to of­fi­cers not at­tend­ing meet­ings. “With folded hands, the peo­ple of Delhi and Delhi gov­ern­ment re­quest you to get the strike called off im­me­di­ately so that works can re­sume,” Ke­jri­wal said in his let­ter.

His wife also de­manded the PM’s in­ter­ven­tion. “The direc­tions to crip­ple the work of the AAP gov­ern­ment are com­ing from the top be­cause the LG can­not do it on his own,” Su­nita said.

She also hit out at the BJP lead­ers for hold­ing a dharna at CM’s of­fice. “They are do­ing a fool­ish act. It is im­ma­ture of them to do that. CM is not do­ing it for him­self but for the peo­ple of Delhi. Peo­ple will re­spond to it,” she said.

Coun­ter­ing BJP’s Vi­jen­der Gupta’s charge that her hus­band was do­ing a drama, Su­nita said “it is not easy to spend such a long time in a sin­gle room while be­ing troubled by rats and pests”.

Ke­jri­wal also re­acted to a huge ban­ner be­ing put out on the Sec­re­tar­iat by BJP MLAs. “BJP has cap­tured the sec­re­tar­iat. Ab­so­lutely shock­ing. How was it al­lowed? Who al­lowed this to hap­pen? Where was po­lice, se­cu­rity, bu­reau­cracy?” he tweeted.

A health check-up was also done on Siso­dia and Jain, who are on in­def­i­nite fast. Sources said Jain’s health has been de­te­ri­o­rat­ing.

PTI

Delhi BJP MLAs and other lead­ers put up a ban­ner, mock­ing Delhi chief min­is­ter, at a fa­cade of Delhi Sec­re­tar­iat

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