IAS officers hold ‘rare’ PC against Kejriwal: ‘Don’t drag us into politics’

In what can be termed as a rare event, highly designated IAS officers in Government of Delhi held a presser against CM Arvind Kejriwal-led elected state government. I am compelled to speak, many personal and vicious attacks on me, Transport secretary Varsha Joshi told media. Please dont use us for your political motives, we are being victimised, she added. Let us do our work. We are feeling frightened and victimised. We are being used for completely political reasons, added further added. Manisha Sharma, another IAS officer, said officials are frightened after what happened to Chief Secratary Anshu Prakash. She also quashed reports of officers being on a strike. I would like to inform that we are not on strike. The information that IAS officers in Delhi are on strike is completely false and baseless, Saxena said. We are attending meetings, all departments are doing their works. We are sometimes also working on holidays, she added. Kejriwal, along with his three cabinet colleagues, have been on a sit-in protest at Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal The Delhi chief minister has demanded L-G to ask IAS officers to return to work. The press conference came just at the time AAP members also began a march in support of Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, currently holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, demanding that Lt Governor Anil Baijal direct IAS officers to end their On Friday, the Delhi chief minister said that the march was planned after his letters to the prime minister, seeking his intervention in the matter, drew no response.