Arvind Kejriwal softens stand, assures safety of IAS officers

18 June 2018

NEW DELHI: Softening his stand in the face-off with LG which entered its seventh day on Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that “IAS officers are part of his family” and gave a public assurance of safety to bureaucrats in meetings with ministers while urging them to stop the boycott of the AAP government and return to work.

A senior IAS officer in Delhi government said the appeal would be discussed among the bureaucrats before a decision is taken.

The development came as a surprise as Kejriwal has been unrelenting in his demands that the LG direct the IAS officers to end the “strike” and take punitive action against the bureaucrats who have been boycotting the Delhi government for the last four months.