Yashwant Sinha joins AAP march to Lt Governor's office

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 13, 2018 20:56 hrs

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday joined hundreds of leaders and workers of Delhi's ruling AAP as they marched towards the Lt Governor's office where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues had been staging a sit-in since Monday.

Sinha, who resigned from the BJP in April, recalled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, while addressing the crowd before the march.

"He (Kejriwal) is not just anybody, but an elected Chief Minister who got 67 seats. He is begging for justice and nobody is taking note of the matter. I was thinking if Vajpayeeji was the Prime Minister today, what would he have done? He would have ordered the Union Home Minister to sit with the elected Chief Minister of Delhi and find a solution to this impasse," he said.

Sinha, who was also joined by former diplomat K.C. Singh, said he tried to meet the Chief Minister and the LG, but "was not allowed" in the Raj Niwas -- the official accommodation-cum-office of Lt. Governor Anil Baijal.

He said he "wonders why the Centre, the Prime Minister and the Home Minister are not able to hear and see what all is happening" when the whole nation "is concerned with the situation here".

"Delhi is not just a city, but the national capital. Anything happening here will attract the attention of the world and the nation."

Showing his support to the "struggle", Sinha urged the party workers to continue the struggle until the demands of the Delhi government are fulfilled, adding that it would be better for the country if a solution to the crisis is found at the earliest.

He also called the Lt Governor a "babu, who do whatever he has been ordered".

Kejriwal and his colleagues were staging a sit-in at the LG office with demands -- a direction to IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their "strike", action against officers who have "struck work" for four months and approval to his government's proposal for doorstep delivery of ration to the poor. They have refused to leave until their demands were met.