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Toe the line, or resign: CM Arvind Kejriwal to bureaucrats

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 April 2016, 16:24 IST

Addressing public officials on Civil services day on 19 April, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that bureaucrats must follow Aam Aadmi Party's agenda and affirmed that they are likely to be in power for at least the next 10-15 years.

Condemning the strike called by DANICS and IAS officers in Delhi last year when the first odd-even policy rolled out, the Chief Minister said that they would tolerate anything but politics and asserted that conspiracy hampers the government's "honest" functioning and downgrades its credibility.

CM Kejriwal also urged that bureaucrats should work in sync with the state government as it was an opportunity for them to "fulfill their dreams". He was quoted saying, "This is the time to fulfill those dreams. This government may be anything, but dishonest. This government is working for the poorest of the poor. There may be many with ideas and dreams, this is the time for you to do something. Last year, I asked all of you to give me ideas. I have not received a single one."

He added, "We can tolerate anything but we will not tolerate politics. If you are interested in politics, then resign, contest elections and confront us," he said.

The Chief Minister also spoke about how well his "transparent" government was operating and how happy the residents of Delhi were with them.

Hear his full speech here: 

First published: 20 April 2016, 14:21 IST