"We express our solidarity with the Government of Delhi elected by people," the TDP President said.

TDP Chief Naidu expresses solidarity with Delhis AAP govt
news Politics Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 08:09

Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has expressed solidarity with Delhi's AAP government in its row with the Lt. Governor.

"We express our solidarity with the Government of Delhi elected by people," tweeted TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday.

"The trend of using the Governor's office for political benefits of the ruling party at the centre, goes against the spirit of the Constitution," Naidu had said in an earlier statement.

Meanwhile, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) also extended support to Kejriwal.

JMM'S Working President and former Chief Minister Hemant Soren, in a tweet, said: "I salute to the fight by Delhi for its rights. The AAP government in Delhi is forced to come on the street for its rights, which kind of democracy is it? Jharkhand is with the people of Delhi and with Kejriwal."

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is on a sit-in strike at Lt. Governor's house for the last four days.

Kejriwal, along with his deputy Manish Sisodia and Cabinet ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, has been camping in the Raj Niwas -- the official accommodation-cum-office of Lt Governor Anil Baijal -- since Monday evening.

They have been demanding a direction to the IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their undeclared strike, action against officers who have struck work and approval to his government's proposal for doorstep delivery of ration to the poor.

Kejriwal's protest has already been backed by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav, along with former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, and actors-turned-politicians Kamal Hassan and Shatrughan Sinha.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist and the Communist Party of India were also supporting Kejriwal.

IANS inputs


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