The Delhi Government Employee Welfare Association on Saturday asserted that all officials were “united” to fight for the dignity and safety of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and other government employees.

Issuing a statement, the association rebutted media reports that that it had changed its stance on the issue of the alleged assault on CS by some AAP MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on the night of 19 February.

The statement came after the association’s president Dayanand Singh after some officials met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence on Holi on Friday.

“We have not changed our stand on assault on the chief secretary, and that we all are united to fight for the dignity and safety of the chief secretary and all other government employees. Our movement will continue and intensify until the Chief Minister apologies for the misconduct of MLAs who assaulted and misbehaved with the CS,” the association’s general secretary Deepak Bharadwaj said.

In a statement, Singh said he met Kejriwal at his residence after receiving information that “his mother is serious and admitted to hospital and Arvind Kejriwal is also suffering from fever.” Singh added, “this was absolutely my personal visit,”

AAP government and the state bureaucracy have been at loggerheads over the past one week or so, since the alleged assault on the chief secretary.

After the incident, the Delhi government employees joint forum ~ which comprises of IAS, DANICS and DASS ~ had declared to boycott meetings with the Chief Minister and his cabinet, till Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia tender a “written public apology” and an effective action will be taken against the people involved in the incident.