Kejriwal, ministers sit-in at L-G office continues overnight

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues spent night at the Lt Governor's office as they remained there since Monday evening for their demands including a direction to IAS officers to end their "strike" and action against officers who have struck work for "four months".

Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia and two other ministers - Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain - met Lt Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal at 5.30 pm on Monday and since then, they have stayed put at the L-G office.

The chief minister, who is a diabetic, had to take insulin during the sit-in and got "specific food" from his home, sources said.

It is the first time in the history of Delhi that the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues spent night at L-G office to press for their demands.

Kejriwal tweeted at 6.27 am from the L-G office, saying "My dear Delhiites, good morning. Struggle continues".

A number of AAP MLAs, party's leaders and workers have also camped near the L-G office, and the police have barricaded the area.

However, the L-G office slammed Kejriwal's sit-in, saying it is another protest in the sequence of "dharna without reason".

(Agencies)