With 'folded hands', Kejriwal urges Modi to help end IAS officers' strike

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to end the IAS officers' "strike" claiming that Lt Governor Anil Baijal was doing "nothing" to break the impasse.

In his letter to Modi, Kejriwal cited instances when the government work was stuck as the officers have not been attending meetings with ministers for the past three months.

He said cleaning of drains before the monsoon, setting up of mohalla clinics and measures to curb air pollution in Delhi are stuck because of the alleged strike by IAS officers.

He said no meeting has taken place between IAS officers and ministers for the past three months to address the issue of air pollution, even as toxic pollutants in the air reached dangerous levels over the past three days.

The chief minister said the Centre and the L-G have control over the IAS officers and had they been under the Delhi government, their "strike" would have ended within hours.

Kejriwal wrote to Modi on the fourth day of the sit-in he and his ministers are holding at Baijal's office, demanding that the L-G direct the IAS officers to end their "strike" and act against those who have struck work. They also want the L-G to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration.

"Due to strike, several works are being affected. As L-G is doing nothing to end IAS officers' strike, Delhi government a...

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