1. ‘Other governments were not given special dispensations’; says Ajay Maken on Delhi’s dengue scare

‘Other governments were not given special dispensations’; says Ajay Maken on Delhi’s dengue scare

Ajay Maken, former Cabinet Minister, on Tuesday, expressed his concern at the dengue scare in Delhi.

By: | Published: September 13, 2016 5:05 PM
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Ajay Maken, former Cabinet Minister, on Tuesday, expressed his concern at the dengue scare in Delhi. Speaking to Times Now, he expressed his frustration at the dysfunctional AAP government led by Arvind Kejriwal. He said that the state government’s funds to the Municipal Corporation have been abysmally low in comparison to the money provided by the previous governments to deal with the health scare in the city. He was of the opinion that both the corporation and the government were responsible for the scare. The Municipal corporation did come into action but it was too late, he added.

Maken said that Kejriwal has been complaining about everything and fighting with every organ in the state. He also said that instead of taking actions to prevent the disease from being an epidemic, Kejriwal is playing the blame game. He stressed that the state government would have to work together with the Municipal and the Lieutenant Governer to help the citizens of the state. He said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was wrong in asking for special dispensations to act against the health scare in the state. Maken said that no other CMs before him were given special treatments or funds to deal with the health issue in the state.

Earlier, former CM of Delhi Sheila Dixit had also pointed out that the government was slow this time around to take care of fumigation in the state. She said that the this was a result of the irresponsibility of the government. Since the heath department belongs to the State government, the government should be held responsible for the situation. Whoever the fault might belong to, the state government needs to strap on the belt and act accordingly to help the people of Delhi who are suffering to the negligence of the governments and their departments.

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