BJP thrashes AAP govt’s special cleaning drive, calls it a photo-op

"AAP ministers, MLAs and leaders of the party have tried to mislead the people of Delhi through the photo-op on Sunday," Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 1, 2016 4:45 pm
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Delhi BJP on Monday trashed AAP government’s special drive to clean the national capital by employing PWD and DJB staff, saying the claims of lifting of garbage were unsubstantiated.

“AAP ministers, MLAs and leaders of the party have tried to mislead the people of Delhi through the photo-op on Sunday and claiming that 91 trucks were lifting garbage day and night to clean the city,” Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said.

Alleging “corruption” in Delhi government’s exercise to lift garbage, he claimed the strike-hit East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) lifted far more garbage than the staff deployed by the AAP government.

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“While the 91 trucks deployed by Delhi government made 19 trips and managed to lift only 93 metric tonnes of garbage, the strike-hit EDMC and NDMC lifted 934 metric tonnes and 21 metric tonnes of garbage respectively in the last 24 hours. The 91 trucks making just 19 trips lifted 93 metric tonnes garbage. Where did the garbage vanish, how much diesel was consumed and how many labourers were paid. We think there is big corruption in it,” he said.

EDMC mayor Harshdeep Malhotra said with half of the money spent on the one-day exercise, two months salaries of the striking civic body employees would have been paid.

“Delhi government is not paying us our dues of Rs 650 crore which could help in paying the employees on strike, but it is spending money on lifting garbage on its own.”

NDMC mayor Ravinder Gupta cited a letter of Municipal Commissioner saying Delhi government was “falsely” claiming that it has given non-plan funds for payment of 12 months salaries to the municipal corporation employees.

“In the letter written by the Commissioner P K Gupta, NDMC has asked Delhi government to release to us Rs 651 crore so that salaries and pensions could be paid,” he said.

The mayors and Delhi BJP chief also urged the striking employees of municipal corporations to end their strike in the larger interest of people and added that they will continue with their efforts to meet their demands.

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  1. C
    Feb 1, 2016 at 5:47 pm
    BJP is gone mad with the wind.....
    1. C
      Feb 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm
      BJP men have full of garbage in their mind...
      1. T
        Feb 1, 2016 at 11:34 am
        yes Satish exactly like your friends did it at Islamic Centre in New Delhi
        1. A
          aapiya no
          Feb 1, 2016 at 11:37 am
          Ha ha ha .. Gutka upadhyaya is living the dream with his 2 other colleagues... where are the three musketeers of BJP along with the 7 MPs .... just some speeches and allegations... doing nothing, just creating pollution thru their foul mouths.
          1. R
            Feb 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm
            Haha this joker and that lady Shaziya Ilmi did what he is saying a photo op when the great PM announced swach bharath abhiyan. They made MCD guys dump garbage and then posed for cameras making it look like they were cleaning. The w of Delhi saw what the AAP leaders did on the streets the last two days. No need of BJPs approval on that.
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