New Delhi, Jan 28: Swaraj India on Friday took a sharp jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious “Swachh Bharat Mission” by calling it a “complete failure” in Delhi.
He claimed that in spite of allocating Rs 366 crore for the city the BJP government has spent a little over Rs 2 crore.
“During the five years of the mission, Delhi was supposed to get Rs 360.01 crore. But the total amount spent in Delhi in the last two years is only Rs 2.22 crore,” party General Secretary Ajit Jha said, claiming that the North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations “did not spend a single rupee” in 2015-16 from the Rs 92.28 crore and Rs 83.99 crore allocated respectively.
“In last two years, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has spent a total of around Rs 1.86 crore out of its allocated Rs 66.47 crore,” he claimed.
Raising questions on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s commitment towards clean Delhi and Swachh Bharat, party’s Chief Spokesperson Anupam said: “… hardly anything has been done under the mission in Delhi. But the BJP leaders, including the Prime Minister, never get tired of photo shoots and making speeches.
“Owing to these reasons, Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission has become a joke in the national capital. It has been a complete failure.”
The party also asked Modi government to take cognisance of the lapses and immediately take steps to ensure its effective implementation.