North Delhi mayor visits CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house to carry out fogging, refused entry

The mayor —who intended to invite Kejriwal to join his efforts to “bring an end to the politics around the spread of dengue” in the capital and work together beyond party lines — was not allowed to enter his residence.

Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2015 1:56 am
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In order to “bring an end to the politics around the spread of dengue” in the capital, North Delhi mayor Ravinder Gupta decided to visit Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence Sunday morning.

On his call, five employees of the North Municipal Corporation also reached 6, Flagstaff Road in Civil Lines with handheld fogging machines “to fog the CM’s house”.

However, the mayor —who intended to invite Kejriwal to join his efforts and work together beyond party lines — was not allowed to enter his residence. A miffed Gupta argued that the MCD could not seek the CM’s cooperation even for a positive issue.

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“We wanted to take him along on our dengue prevention drive and show that we were working on Sundays as well. But he refused to meet us. What kind of an aam aadmi is he,” said the mayor.

When Kejriwal refused to let the mayor’s fogging machines enter his premises, the party moved next door and issued a legal notice to the owners after inspectors found larvae on a shared wall between the two houses.

“I’m 100 per cent sure that the CM’s residence has larvae, which is why he did not let the inspectors enter,” claimed Gupta.

He added that both he and Kejriwal were public servants, and while he was “magnanimous enough to go up to his residence,” the CM refused to step out to meet him.

“If this is the treatment meted out to an elected representative, I wonder what happens with the public. He could have at least allowed the foggers inside,” said Gupta.

The mayor launched a dengue prevention drive Sunday, aimed at restricting the number of dengue patients through preventive measures on a large scale.

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    aksh
    Sep 21, 2015 at 4:20 am
    Forget AAP if its bad. So you mean BJP has been doing excellent job in Delhi MCD for last 10 years...? Give straight answer to this.
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      aksh
      Sep 21, 2015 at 4:23 am
      I wonder ki Kya ye Mayor saheb employees ki toli le kar har ek ghar jate h dilli me? ya kabhi kabhi hi Media Cameras sath lekar nautanki karne nikalte hain... I bet we all know the answer. ;p
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        aksh
        Sep 21, 2015 at 12:26 am
        Oh so when false onion charges failed, you guys r trying other things to prove AAP wrong. C'mon. .every delhihite knows what is the credibility of this bjp backed MCD in delhi. Sabko pata h MCD kitna kaam krti h... Next MCD elections me AAP hi aani hi beta ruk jao choro.
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          Dilliwala45
          Sep 21, 2015 at 11:50 am
          I am not going to say anything about the AAP-BJP spat on this photo opportunity. As an aam admi what interests me more is the total lack of safety gear on the 5 NDMC employees shown in the photograph. They should at least have - protective gloves, face mask, shoes which fully cover their feet, shirts with long sleeves and a head covering. This is what the World Health Organization publication "Space spray application of insecticides for vector and public health pest control: A pracioner’s guide, 2003" has to say" on this topic - "6.2.1 Operator protection All persons involved in the application of space sprays must wear overalls, protective gloves and goggles when pouring out insecticide, preparing a spray liquid and filling equipment (a semi-closed automatic dilution machine for use with water diluted spray is available). As the spray droplets are small enough to be inhaled, equipment operators must be issued with and wear a suitable respirator, the filter of which must be periodically changed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions." People who read English-language newspapers usually do not worry about such details. Is it because we think that these workers are dispensable? Or that it will cost too much to provide the protective gear?
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          1. Avtar Cheema
            Sep 23, 2015 at 9:49 am
            somo is hiding in there
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