Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with his cabinet colleagues, visited Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Monday and decided to stay in his office until their demands were accepted. The Raj Niwas called it a "protest without reason". Kejriwal wanted Baijal to issue a direction to IAS officers to end their "strike" and also sought action against the officers, who have struck work for "four months". He was also demanding approval to the proposal for doorstep delivery of ration. "LG refuses to take action. LG is under constitutional duty to act. Left with no option, we have politely told the LG that we will not leave till he acts on all points. We have come out of his chamber and sitting in his waiting room," Kejriwal said in a tweet. Calling it an "unprecedented move", the LG's office said the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, along with two ministers, "remained defiant and continued to pressurise that the officers must be immediately summoned to Raj Niwas and the so-called 'agitation' of officers be called off, and sought that immediate approval to proposal for doorstep delivery of rations be given".
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The Chief Minister had sought a meeting with the LG. He went to the Raj Niwas with Cabinet Ministers Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai and Manish Sisodia. "In the meeting, the LG was threatened by Kejriwal, who demanded that the officers should be immediately summoned at Raj Niwas and directions should be given to end the so-called 'strike'. "In response, it was reiterated by the LG that there is no strike by the employees of GNCTD (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi)," the statement read. Baijal said that during his continued interactions with the officers, "it has been informed that the atmosphere of mistrust and fear continues and no sincere attempts to resolve the differences have been made so far". The LG also advised Kejriwal to build the confidence of the employees at all levels and to work out ways of addressing their genuine concerns, according to the statement. On the issue of the file on doorstep delivery of rations, the LG informed Kejriwal that it was lying with the Minister for Civil Supplies for nearly three months.