Dy CM Manish Sisodia hospitalised

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, on hunger strike at LG’s office since June 13, taken to hospital, tweets CM Arvind Kejriwal.

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Sisodia is being taken to the LNGP hospital after his ketone level reached 7.4. He has been on an indefinite hunger strike for the past seven days at the LG’s residence against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government.

A day earlier, Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted after his sugar levels dipped. Both the ministers along side Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have been holding a sit-in at the LG office demanding that Baijal direct IAS officers to end their “strike”. They also demand that the Lt Governor approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration.

Further about the AAP style of sit on dharna in office of LG of Delhi,  Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government,  who authorised the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his cabinet colleagues at the lieutenant governor’s office, and observed that strikes are usually held outside an establishment or office and not inside.

The observation by a bench of Justices A K Chawla and Navin Chawla came during the hearing of two petitions, one against the sit-in by Aam Aadmi Party leader Kejriwal and the other against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government.

“Who authorised the strike/dharna (sit-in by Kejriwal)? You are sitting inside the LG’s office. If it’s a strike, it has to be outside the office,” the court told lawyers appearing for the Delhi government in the two matters. Apart from the two petitions, a separate plea was moved by Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta against the sit-in by Kejriwal at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office.

The AAP says Delhi CM Kejriwal will continue his strike till IAS officers end their strike.

The matters are likely to be heard on June 22. The court said the association representing the IAS officers should also be made a party in the matter. — PTI

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