On Day 5 Of Arvind Kejriwal Sit-In, Ambulances Trigger Panic In AAP

Arvind Kejriwal has been leading a protest at Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office demanding an end to a strike by bureaucrats.

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Arvind Kejriwal protest: Doctors were seen with Delhi Chief Minister and his three ministers.


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Arvind Kejriwal, ministers on protest at Delhi Lt Governor's office
  2. Two of his ministers are on hunger strike for two days
  3. AAP leaders say sudden activity could signal impending forcible eviction
As four ambulances drove into Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's office complex this afternoon, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted concern that his ministers would be forcibly removed from the guest room where they have spent the past four days in protest.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain are on an indefinite fast, which explained the ambulances. A team of doctors examined them as well as Mr Kejriwal. Though an ambulance has been stationed at Raj Niwas during the protest, it was the arrival of four that alarmed the Chief Minister and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).Mr Sisodia, in a video, warned that if he was forced to leave, he would stop drinking water too.

But to their relief, the ambulances left without taking anyone.
 
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Arvind Kejriwal and his colleagues have been on protest in the Lt Governor's waiting room.

Mr Kejriwal and his ministers have not budged from the orange couches of the room that is just about two doors from where the Lieutenant Governor has been holding his meetings.

The AAP leaders have been trying to meet Mr Baijal since Monday evening to discuss two demands - one, that he step in to end what Mr Kejriwal alleges is a boycott by officials, and the second, a go-ahead for a doorstep delivery scheme that was nixed by the Lieutenant Governor.

AAP claims that the bureaucrats have boycotted meetings and refused to cooperate since Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he had been attacked by Mr Kejriwal's lawmakers during a meeting in February.
 
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Four ambulances arrived at Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office.

Mr Kejriwal this morning put out a video message accusing the BJP of using the officials to "throw roadblocks" before the AAP government.

In the video, he says: "Tell me one person who can say the strike of IAS officers is justified. I am surprised that it is the 5th day and the LG is not ready to get it done. I cannot believe it."

Following it up with his second letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said: "I have told the LG and (deputy chief minister) Manish Sisodia wrote a letter to him (Anil Baijal) yesterday and even sent a message on WhatsApp. But, no response from his side. We got no response to the letter I wrote to the PM. So, today again I wrote to the prime minister."

With his office "occupied". Mr Baijal has been holding meetings at the camp office at his home just behind the Secretariat.


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