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'Like it or not, we are here for 15 years,' Kejriwal warns bureaucrats

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 20, 2016, 4:48 pm IST
Updated Apr 20, 2016, 5:46 pm IST
The Chief Minister cautioned bureaucrats against playing politics with elected representatives.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks during an event. (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks during an event. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warned bureaucrats of Delhi Government against creating chaos in the national capital. He said that playing politics with democratically chosen representatives ‘downgrades’ the government’s credibility.

“We can tolerate anything but we will not tolerate politics. If you are interested in politics, then resign, contest elections and confront us,” said the Chief Minister at an event to mark Civil Services Day.

 

Kejriwal was referring to the strike called by IAS officers just before the odd-even trial in December last year. Most of the bureaucrats went on a mass leave showing solidarity with Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Civil Service officers who were suspended for ‘insubordination’.

Kejriwal also stated that people of Delhi had chosen AAP with a purpose and they will not tolerate any sort of hurdle in the welfare of people.

“My government is fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi. People are happy and if the government continues this way we aren’t going anywhere for 10-15 years. You may like it or not, but we are here for 10-15 years. Those officers who are above 45 have no choice.”

 

Mellowing down later, Kejriwal encouraged civil servants to become part of his "honest and transparent" government and serve the people of Delhi.

"This government may be anything, but dishonest. This government is working for the poorest of the poor. There may be many with ideas and dreams, this is the time for you to do something. Last year, I asked all of you to give me ideas. I have not received a single one," he said.

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