The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party not to punish the people of Delhi for electing the former to power.
“Please do not engage in such kind of politics. Don’t punish the people of Delhi for voting for the AAP,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh said at a media briefing.
The party also labelled the BJP-run Municipal Corporation of Delhi as one of the world’s ‘most corrupt bodies’.
“Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was started with a lot of publicity, but we have to say that BJP-led MCD is one of world’s most corrupt bodies. 22,000 employees of MCD are ghost employees, a shocking revelation. Investigation must be done, who takes their salaries?” said another AAP leader, Dilip Pandey.
“They have thousands of crores to give to Mongolia, but no money for the MCD employees in Mangolpuri?” he remarked.
Massive amounts of garbage are piled up in various parts of the city after the sanitation workers in Delhi went on a strike because of non-payment of salaries for the last three months.
Earlier, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung met the three Mayors and Commissioners of the Municipal Corporations and asked them to persuade MCD employees to call off their strike in the interest of the citizens of Delhi.
Jung informed the commissioners that the Government of Delhi would be releasing Rs. 493 crores today.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, too, joined striking sanitation workers’ dharna outside the East Delhi Municipal Corporation headquarters today and slammed both the Delhi Government and the Centre for not solving their problems.
The BJP, however, dismissed his concern as ‘fake’.