Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called off his nine-day sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor’s office.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told media that Mr. Kejriwal has taken the decision as bureaucrats have started attending meetings with AAP Ministers. He said, IAS officers attended several meetings during the day.
Earlier in the day, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal wrote the Chief Minister asking him to meet officers urgently to address concerns of both sides through dialogue.
Mr. Baijal shot off a letter to Mr. Kejriwal in response to his Deputy Manish Sisodia’s communication in which he had asked for a meeting between the government and bureaucrats to end the impasse.
Mr. Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues including Mr. Sisodia and Satyendar Jain had started a sit-in protest at the L-G’s office on 11th of this month over their demands, including a direction to IAS officers to end their strike.
The bureaucrats have been at loggerheads with the AAP dispensation following the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.