Delhi BJP activists protest outside Sisodia’s residence

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Feb 2018 09:33:47


NEW DELHI,

Feb 22,

(IANS),

THE BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence here against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation.Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers assembled outside Sisodia’s residence on Mathura Road and raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government.The protest was led by Delhi BJP General Secretary Kuljeet Singh Chahal.

Addressing the workers, Chahal said: “Kejriwal and his party leaders must apologise to Prakash for their behaviour.”He also accused the AAP Government and Kejriwal of not acting against his MLAs who allegedly assaulted the Chief Secretary. “They are promoting urban naxalism mindset in the people of the city. This kind of lawlessness was never seen before in the city.“Thus the Chief Minister and his ministers must resign,” he said. 

The BJP protest came in the wake of the alleged assault on Prakash during a meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday night.Prakash has alleged that he was beaten up by Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and another MLA in the presence of Kejriwal.The Delhi Police has arrested Khan and Deoli MLA Prakash Jarwal. The Delhi BJP workers also staged protests at several places in the city demanding the dismissal of all the AAP MLAs including the disqualified MLAs.Meanwhile, Delhi BJP spokesperson and son of the first Delhi Chief Minister Madanlal Khurana, Harish Khurana, along with party workers protested outside the AAP Moti Nagar MLA’s office.

Khurana told IANS: “We took out a bike rally in Moti Nagar constituency over present administrative situation in the national capital. “The way Kejriwal Government is behaving, it is clear that the entire administration has been stalled.“And if the top official of the Delhi Government can be attacked inside the Chief Minister’s residence then one can imagine how much a common man is safe on the streets of Delhi,” he said.He added that in the Moti Nagar constituency, the people do not get proper water or electricity.

Sisodia asks top officers to submit reports every week in writing in CS row:

MIFFED at the decision of bureaucrats to boycott meetings in wake of the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday ordered secretaries of his departments to submit status of pending proposals every week in writing. The move came two days after IAS and DANICS associations announced that officers would only maintain written communication with AAP Ministers until Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologies for the alleged assault on Prakash at his residence on Monday night.

Citing Rule 17 of Transaction of Business Rules (1993), Sisodia ordered that principal secretaries (education) and secretaries (art, culture & languages) will submit statements to him on proposals and matters and their expected time-line every week.

In separate orders to two department heads, the Deputy Chief Minister also sought lists of proposals and projects on which details would be submitted every week. “If any matter relating to education department is pending with any other department, then it is the responsibility of the principal secretary (education) to find out the current status and give the reasons for the delay and include it in the report.

“Merely stating its pendency with another department will not suffice,” he said in the order to principal secretary (education).Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said an order had been issued on December 29, 2016, for submission of weekly reports but these reports have not been submitted for the past several months.

“This is to reiterate that weekly reports are required to be submitted under Rule 17 of the Transaction of Business of Government of NCT of Delhi Rules, 1993 (TBR) and submission of weekly reports should resume from February 26, 2018 positively,” he said in his order to the education department principal secretary. For the past two days, IAS and Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) are not holding meetings with Delhi Ministers, including Chief Minister Kejriwal in protest against the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary.

All employees of the Delhi Government have also decided to observe a five-minute silence every day outside their respective offices at 1.30pm during lunch on working days to express their anguish over the “breach of faith” by political executive of the city Government.