Arvind Kejriwal continues sit-in protest at L-G's office, AAP gears up for mass agitation at PMO

AAP leaders have been on an indefinite strike at the Delhi L-G's office since Monday to press for their demands.

Arvind Kejriwal continues sit-in protest at L-G's office, AAP gears up for mass agitation at PMO

New Delhi: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is gearing for mass agitation on Sunday as the ongoing sit-in protest by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three cabinet colleagues at the Lt Governor's (LG) office entered its sixth day on Saturday.

According to reports, the ruling AAP is mobilising its MLAs, workers and supporters for a mass protest on Sunday at the Prime Minister's residence if their demands were not met.

Kejriwal, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi cabinet ministers Satyendra Jain and Gopal Rai, has been camping in the Raj Niwas - the official accommodation-cum-office of the L-G - since Monday evening.

AAP has been pressing on a direction to the IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their undeclared strike, action against erring officers who have struck work for "four months" and approval to his government's proposal for doorstep delivery of ration to the poor.

The blood sugar level of Jain and Sisodia, who have been on an indefinite hunger, has gone down and their condition is deteriorating, according to doctors attending them.

Besides, the party has also planned to start a door-to-door campaign from June 18 to collect signatures of at least 10 lakh families, which they will forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he has not responded to its demands yet.

Kejriwal's protest has garnered support from West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav, Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, actors-turned-politicians Kamal Hassan and Shatrughan Sinha.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are also supporting the sit-in.

(With Agency inputs)