NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s protests are a “drama” hurting Delhiites.
Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, health minister Satyendar Jain, and development minister Gopal Rai have camped at Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office since June 11, refusing to leave until the L-G makes IAS officers end an alleged strike and make them cooperate with their Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
Four chief ministers of opposition-ruled states and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have supported Kejriwal, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene for his demands. The Congress, which has been urging Opposition unity for the 2019 elections, had not commented on Kejriwal’s protests till now.
“Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos & disorder. People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out,” said Gandhi on Twitter.
Delhi BJP MP Pravesh Singh Saheb Verma, MLAs Vijender Gupta and Manjinder Singh Sirsa and suspended AAP MLA Kapil Mishra have been on a hunger strike since June 15, accusing Kejriwal government of “non-performance”.