Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is sitting on a protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s house. Kejriwal along with Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain and Gopal Rai are sitting in the waiting room of Baijal’s house since last evening.
Kejriwal and his ministers can be seen sprawling on the sofas in Baijal’s waiting room.
AAP MLAs were also sitting outside Baijal’s house but left around midnight. The MLAs said they’ll return at 10 am on Tuesday.
Delhi CM Kejriwal has said that he won’t leave until Lt Governor Baijal accepts his demands.
Kejriwal’s demands include
A statement by the Lt Governor’s office said that delegation who met Kejriwal and his MLAs were threatened.
The Lt Governor’s office has also denied Kejriwal’s charges that IAS officers have been boycotting work.
Responding to the statement, Kejriwal tweeted that many IAS officers have told him they have been threatened with dire consequences if they withdrew their strike.
Meanwhile, the Delhi assembly today unanimously passed a resolution on full statehood for Delhi. Making an incredible and bizarre promise to the Bharatiya Janata Party, Kejriwal said that he will campaign for BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election if Delhi is granted full statehood.
The Aam Aadmi Party government in the National Capital Territory has constantly been at loggerheads with the central government over various issues. AAP maintains that the central government interferes in the working of the Delhi government through the Lieutenant Governor.
Grant Delhi statehood, will campaign for you in 2019, Kerjiwal tells BJP