Kejriwal's advisor tells police he saw MLAs assaulting CS

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Delhi BJP workers across the city on Thursday held demonstrations at offices and residences of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs to protest against what they described as the "autocratic, anarchic and corrupt governance" by Arvind Kejriwal's Government which has stalled development work and pushed the city into an administrative crisis.

Soon after the hearing, AAP released Jain's statement given to police during a three-hour long interrogation on Wednesday in which he said that he went to the washroom for a while during the meeting over "door step delivery of rations, advertisement fund release and slow processing of files" and when he returned, Prakash was leaving. The chief secretary alleged that he was beaten up by the two MLAs in the presence of Kejriwal at his residence on Monday night, where he had been called for a meeting.

The AAP defended by stating that Jain had initially told police that he did not witness any assault and police has threatened Jain to change his statement. He said Jain's statement was recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC before Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon at the Tis Hazari Court.

Singh said that the whole issue was a conspiracy to "bring down the Delhi government" and to "defame the AAP".

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He praised the schemes undertaken by the Yogi government and said these steps will lead to overall development of the state. Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra will address the media and entertainment session during the summit.

The counsel also said that "the present is not a case of no opportunity" being given to the AAP MLAs.

Meanwhile, the court on Thursday sent the two AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal to Tihar Jail. In a collective show of strength, a joint forum of the IAS association, DANICS and DASS officers said the incident had "breached the faith of all government employees in the political executive of Delhi government and left them anguished".

Home Secretary Manoj Parida today led to the five-minute silence by all officials working at the Delhi Secretariat, which houses offices of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, cabinet ministers, top bureaucrats, including the chief secretary and other officials.

The officials of the Delhi Government including DANICS and IAS officers have made a decision to observe a five-minute silence on all working days during the lunchtime.