New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who ended his nine-day long sit-in at lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal’s office on Tuesday, cancelled all his scheduled meetings on Wednesday as he was not feeling well. Mr Kejriwal, a diabetic, was suffering from high sugar levels for the past few days.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader will leave for Bengaluru on Thursday to undergo a 10-day naturopathy treatment for diabetes, party sources said. He has been to Bengaluru for the naturopathy treatment earlier also.
“His trip was already planned. He was to go to Bengaluru, but the unplanned sit-in came in between. So he will go now,” deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said.
Mr Kejriwal, 49, is diabetic. “He has a strict routine of an hour’s walk twice a day and balanced diet, which went for a toss because of the dharna (sit-in), so his health worsened,” sources said.
Clearing his diary for Wednesday meant a meeting with Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, which was part of a truce following which the officers had agreed to attend meetings called by Mr Kejriwal’s government.
The L-G had on Tuesday wrote to Mr Kejriwal asking him to meet the IAS officers “urgently” to address their concerns.
The IAS Association had on Tuesday said that they were awaiting a formal communication for a meeting with Kejriwal.
“In the context of CM’s assurance, we await formal communication for a meeting with him in the Delhi Secretariat. We reiterate that we continue to be at work,” IAS AGUMUT Association had tweeted.
During the sit-in at the L-G office, Mr Kejriwal had assured IAS officers of their “safety”, calling them as part of a family.
The AAP alleged that the officers had boycotted work since chief secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was manhandled and abused during a meeting called at late night at Mr Kejriwal’s house on February 19.