AAP MLAs Vs Delhi’s Chief Secretary: The Battle For Justice Continues
Written by: Tanya Patel - February 20, 2018
On Tuesday, the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash registered met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and made a complaint against two AAP MLAs. The Secretary alleged the two MLAs abused him at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday night.
Arvind Kejriwal’s office has denied these claims and said, “Delhi CM office strongly denies allegations by the Chief Secretary. There was no incident of assault or attempted assault by any AAP MLAs.”
On the other end, the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) condemned AAP for treating their officer badly. A statement released by the IAS office said, “We condemn and protest the physical assault by MLAs on Chief Secretary in CM’s residence in presence and with consent of CM and Deputy CM. The appalling and shocking physical assault meted out to the Head of the Administration of Delhi, in the form of blows on the head, amounting to threat to life and physical safety is deplorable.”
Initially, the IAS association planned to go on a strike. But later the body said it would continue working. The IAS also listed conditions for meetings in the future. They said meetings would be done only during working hours and held at the office. The IAS said this would continue till action is taken against the accused.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh is waiting for a report from Lieutenant Governor Baijal. He further assured justice to the IAS officers’ body.
Singh tweeted, “A delegation of IAS DANICS & Subordinate Services of Delhi Government met me today (Tuesday) and apprised me of the prevailing situation. I am deeply pained by the happenings involving the Chief Secretary of the Delhi Government. The civil servants should be allowed to work with dignity and without fear.”
This issue has caused a massive political unrest in Delhi. But the Aam Aadmi Party continues to deny the allegations. Ironically this issue is one of the few things the Congress and BJP agree upon. Both the BJP and the Congress party have shown anger towards the AAP Government and asked for action against the accused.
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