Delhi government employees observe 5-minute silent protest

22 February, 2018, 20:47 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Anshu Prakash

AAP minister Rajendra Pal Gautam was detained here on Thursday as he was moving towards Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence along with some party workers to protest against the "casteist remarks" made by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

Expressing shock and describing the assault as "appalling", the association said the attack "amounted to threat to life and physical safety".

In a joint press statement issued on Tuesday, the Central IAS Association, the association of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service and the cadre of Delhi Administrative Subordinate Services said that the incident was a "functional crisis" that amounted to a "breakdown of governance".

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.

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"Anybody physically assaulted by someone would immediately call the police". The police had produced both the lawmakers in the court amid tight security on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon refused a Delhi Police plea for police custody of Khan and Jarwal and said their bail pleas will be taken up on Thursday. But those claims seemed to fall flat when Prakash's medico-legal case report was published in the media.

Stating that there was no law and order under Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal who was "working as a BJP agent", AAP spokesperson Ashutosh said the two leaders were arrested "without evidence". Party workers shouted slogans and sought action against babus who assaulted AAP MLAs inside the Delhi Secretariat, CNN-News18 reported.

His medical examination was conducted on the night of February 20. "The committee has not taken a decision yet, but will think about it". "The Kejriwal government's Ministers and MLAs, by creating an atmosphere of anarchy in Delhi, are encouraging urban-naxalism in the capital and insulting Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution", he said. "Such anarchy can not be tolerated; the AAP government must be dismissed and Presidents rule should be imposed in Delhi".


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