Arvind Kejriwal, ministers stage sit-in at LG office
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Arvind Kejriwal, ministers stage sit-in at LG office

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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues spent night at the Lieutenant Governor's office as they remained there since Monday evening for their demands including a direction to IAS officers to end their "strike" and action against officers who have struck work for "four months".

Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia and two other ministers, Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain met Lt Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal at 5.30 pm yesterday and since then, they have stayed put at the L-G office.

Last night, the chief minister, who is a diabetic, had to take insulin during the sit-in and got "specific food" from his home, sources said.

It is the first time in the history of Delhi that the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues spent night at L-G office to press for their demands.

Kejriwal tweeted at 6.27 am from the L-G office, saying "My dear Delhiites, good morning. Struggle continues".

A number of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, party's leaders and workers have also camped near the L-G office, and the police have barricaded the area.

However, the L-G office slammed Kejriwal's sit-in, saying it is another protest in the sequence of "dharna without reason".

A statement, issued by Baijal's office last evening, stated that the L-G was "threatened" to summon officers and issue directions to them to end their "strike" immediately.

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