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Delhi Sanitation workers on strike; Garbage strewn on roads

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Delhi, 9 Jan: The Garbage piled up on the roads in East Delhi as sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) denied to call of their strike.

In Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar garbage strewn on roads.

NGT taking a serious note on issue asksed MCD the reason for sanitation workers’ strike, also instructs MCD to clear the garbage strewn on streets in East Delhi

The sanitation workers continue with their strike which is affecting the residents who are complaining of inconvenience.laxmi nagarActually the salary of these sanitation workers are pending for three months which forced them to go for an indefinite strike on Thursday.

The strike has turned the area, which also has a number of unauthorised colonies, in a mess.

The workers have also demanded regularisation of staff and clearance of arrears.

However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused BJP Councillors of siphoning off funds meant for municipal employees in the capital.

“BJP playing dirty politics with Delhi. Their Councillors siphoned funds meant for salaries of MCD employees and then throw garbage on Delhi’s roads,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted.

The Kejriwal-led Delhi government on the weekend transferred Rs 119 crore into the bank account of EDMC.

All the three wings of the Delhi municipal corporation are controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The Delhi government also released a statement stating it had released Rs 609 crore in fiscal 2016-17 for municipal employees and Rs 702 crore in 2015-16.

In contrast, earlier, when the AAP was not in power Delhi, the amount allotted was much less, it said: Rs 441 crore in 2014-15, Rs 416 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 399 crore in 2012-13.

 

 

 Wefornews Bureau

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