This Saturday, Delhi Secretariat will open gates to the public

For those who have been doing the rounds of the Delhi Secretariat, in the hope of meeting the chief minister for an 'exclusive' hearing, there is good news. For the grievances will be put forth to Arvind Kejriwal this Saturday at his first Janta Durbar after he became chief minister.

Earlier, Kejriwal had held a Durbar at his residence in Kausambhi ahead of his swearing-in as chief minister.

But Saturday's Janta Durbar will be different. For one, it will be held at the Secretariat. Gate number 4, which had always been kept closed all this while, will now be opened for the aam aadmi.

In fact, the gate had to be greased especially for the Janta Durbar, as it had remained locked for years.

This Janta Durbar will come as a relief to many who have been keen on meeting the CM to talk about their problems. Many were simply adamant. But the CM's office asked them to wait till Saturday, when all their grievances would be heard.

"I wanted to meet the chief minister. But with so many people who had also gathered to talk to him about their problems, it became difficult for me to meet him. But all of us were asked to go to the Secretariat for Janta Durbar on Saturday," one of the many person standing in the queue to meet Kejriwal said.

The preparations for the Janta Durbar are almost complete. The sound system has been checked. All the senior most officials have been directed to be present at the Durbar to note down complaints. Kejriwal and his six Cabinet ministers are also expected to be present in the meeting.

The act of holding Janta Durbar has been seen as an act of attack on Congress ministers who were 'inaccessible' to the people who had elected them.

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