AAP-IAS officers' standoff: Delhi CM Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, asks for help

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues on their sit in in the LG's waiting room. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain (in blue check shirt) was hospitalised on Saturday. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 14, 2018, 12.37 PM (IST)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday morning. 

Kejriwal said in his letter that he was requesting the prime minister with "folded hands" to end the "strike" by Delhi's IAS officers. 

Listing out the development projects stuck because of the strike, Kejriwal said "only you or the LG can end the strike". He added that "this is why people are saying the Centre and the LG are behind the strike". 

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Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues have been sitting in protest outside Delhi LG Anil Baijal's office for four days now. 

Two of them — Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain — are on an indefinite hunger strike

Delhi AAP government contends that the city-state's bureaucrats have been on "strike" — they have not been attending meetings with minister or taking phone calls — ever since the alleged attack on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs in February. 

The attack allegedly took place in Kejriwal's home and in his presence. 

Kejriwal and his colleagues had on Monday gone to meet the LG to ask him to help put an end the strike. They began their protest — in the LG's waiting room — when he refused to meet them. 

The Aam Aadmi Party had on Wednesday marched on the LG's home. 

They said today that they would march to Rajpath in protest and if need be, on the PM's home.