BJP leaders continue counter protest
New Delhi: A day after launching counter protest against the sit-in by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's residence, Delhi BJP leaders continued their sit-it on Thursday. West Delhi MP Parvesh Singh Sahib Verma, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and party leader Vijender Gupta, MLAs Jagadish Pradhan, Manjinder Sirsa and suspended AAP MLA Kapil Mishra have been sitting on a protest in the waiting room of the CM's Office.
Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said the letter written by CM Kejriwal to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to end the IAS Officer's so called strike and LG's inaction in the matter is a political gimmick aimed at covering AAP Government's misgovernance, inaction and failure to perform.
"It is to cover CM's unconstitutional and illegal activities. Kejriwal and his Ministers have pushed Delhi into a Constitutional crisis due to his unconstitutional, unauthorized and illegal mindset," Gupta blasted. He said that the letter to PM is bundle of lies and mischievious statements.
"It is based on untruth and illogical assertion. CM's letter and his as well as his Minister's sitting on dharna are absolutely illegal and unconstitutional. Being public servants, they cannot go on strike like this," Gupta said.
Leader of Opposition said that all the Secretaries are required to submit the weekly report to the concerned ministers under Rule 17 of the Transaction of Business Rules of GNCTD. He dared the Government to make the reports public. "It will expose its claim that officers are on strike for the last four months. CM's letter to PM is, therefore, nothing but of bundle of lies," Gupta said. The Opposition leaders hung banners, pasted posters and shouted slogans at Secretariat against Kejriwal's false statement on IAS officers.
Vijender Gupta said that Kejriwal in order to hide his failures has not only dragged IAS Officers and LG in a false manner but has also needlessly involved the Centre out of political strategy. "His Government has failed to perform his Constitutional duties and legal responsibilities to the citizen of Delhi. He is also guilty of wasting Govt exchequer on dharnas," he said.