Arvind Kejriwal’s sit-in protest at Delhi Lieutenant Governors (L-G) house has entered Day 5 today. Delhi CM, who has been very active on social media, tweeted today morning saying he hopes Delhi would get a solution soon.
Referring to his letter to PM Modi, Kejriwal said that the PM has not replied to his request to intervene yet.
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Delhi faces the heat
Delhi government’s protest has come at a time when there has been a steep rise in respiratory ailments owing to choking air pollution, large parts of the city reel under a water crisis and power outages in several areas have added to people’s woes.
Source say day-to-day work in departments including health, education, water, power, PWD and finance have come to a standstill.
On Thursday, Delhi’s air pollution remained “severe” for the third consecutive day with PM10 level being three times above normal.
Delhi: Air Quality Index at RK Puram, Mandir Marg and Anand Vihar remain in ‘Hazardous’ category. (Source: AQICN) pic.twitter.com/Lqgj8xkIki
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Why AAP is protesting?
AAP government wants L-G Anil Baijal to fulfil a trio of demands: First, end the IAS officers’ ‘strike’. Second, take “exemplary” action against officers who’ve “stalled work”. Third, approve doorstep delivery of rations.
His two ministers Satyendar Jain and Manish Sisodia is also sitting on an indefinite hunger strike.
Meanwhile, BJP has also launched a counter-protest at the CM’s office.
Last night, BJP MLA Vijender Gupta (the leader of the Opposition in the Delhi assembly) and rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra slept in the Delhi secretariat, where Kejriwal’s office is located.
(With inputs from agencies)