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Reacting strongly against the alleged manhandling of Chief Secretary (CS) Anshu Prakash by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs late on Monday night, leaders from both the Opposition parties - the BJP and the Congress - raised demands of Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal's resignation and an apology on Tuesday.

In the letter, Prakash alleged that he was abused by MLA at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Wednesday night.

A section of Government officers have gone on a strike in protest against the alleged attack on the Chief Secretary, making the situation more chaotic. Meanwhile, Yogendra Yadav of the Swaraj India also blamed the government for this crisis.

About the incident, Hussain said, "I don't know whether they were government employees, but I will identify them". CM had also called me around 6.55 pm and had informed if the matter of release of TV advertisement is not resolved by evening, I should reach CM residence at 12.00 midnight to discuss the issue. "He even used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions", the AAP government said in a statement. It said the BJP was trying to disrupt governance in Delhi through the Lt Governor and officers. During the argument, two or three AAP MLAs manhandled him.

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The chief secretary also alleged in his complaint that the assault on him at the chief ministers residence was "premeditated" and a "conspiracy" of all those who were present at a meeting. "The MHA has sought a report on the incident from the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi". "Can you imagine this happening with ministers of other states in their state government's secretariat?"

He was referring to the chaos which unfolded inside the secretariat today as Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain was mobbed by over a hundred officials and staff following the allegations.

"He said you be within your limits... you have no right to question me".

According to AAP Councillor Prem Chauhan, when Jarwal along with a colleague was going to attend a marriage, the Delhi police stopped his vehicle near Khanpur traffic signal at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday and picked him up and let his colleague to go, who informed the AAP leadership about the incident. He said with difficulty, he managed to leave the room and get into his official vehicle and leave.

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