'Emergency-like' situation in Delhi: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party said an 'Emergency-like' situation prevailed in the national capital and sought President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention.

Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that he has asked for an appointment with Kovind alongwith party lawmakers and legislators from Delhi and Punjab.

"It's an Emergency-like situation in Delhi. The entire work of the Delhi government is crippled due to strike by IAS officers for past four months," Sanjay said, adding that the Lt Governor was working at the "behest" of the Modi government.

Sanjay made the remarks after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues sat on a hunger strike at the office of the Lt Governor to press for their various demands.

The AAP government's demands to the L-G include direction to IAS officers to end their "strike", action against those who have struck work for "four months".

It has also asked the L-G to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of rations.

"Its unfortunate that the Delhi chief minister, his deputy and two ministers are sitting at the L-G office, but he has not found even three minutes to meet them in past three days," Sanjay said.

(Agencies)