Provoked by an attack on Delhi's chief secretary, allegedly by some AAP MLAs, bureaucrats on Tuesday said they would boycott all meetings called by Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues till the chief minister apologised for the incident.
The events took the astonishing turn after an altercation over claims that the officials had not sanctioned advertisements for the Kejriwal government's third anniversary that fell on February 14.
"The allegation of assault is totally weird and baseless", a senior official of the chief minister's office said.
Singh said the delegation of IAS, DANICS and subordinate services of Delhi government apprised him of the prevailing situation.
Former Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary had exposed the "anarchic face" of Mr. Kejriwal's government. CM himself has been a civil servant, did he ever do this? "Such an incident should not have happened... at the same time, when the attention of the entire country is on the banking system scam... is it an attempt to divert the attention of the people", said Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari. "The civil servants should be allowed to work with dignity and without fear", he further tweeted.
Prakash claimed that he was called for a midnight meeting though he had suggested it should be held in the morning.
Sharma said during a meeting at Kejriwal's residence on the "faulty implementation" of Aadhaar that "deprived about 2.5 lakh families of ration", the Chief Secretary refused to answer questions saying he was not answerable to MLAs or the Chief Minister but only to Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
The allegations made by the chief secretary are baseless. AAP Govt is unable to deliver-Beating of Chief Secretary by MLAs in front of CM is another low & is aimed to divert attention from Govt failures!
In his complaint, he said, "The MLAs started shouting at me and abused me while blaming me and the bureaucracy for not doing enough publicity for the government". "AAP does not know Governance and has failed miserably". Delhi Chief Minister has denied the incident saying that none of his MLAs did anything of that sort. "He (Prakash) even used bad language against some of the MLAs and left without answering any questions", the party claimed in a statement. "Now he is making ludicrous allegations", it added.