After a section of sanitation workers met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the party continued its attack on the Centre and Delhi government. Rahul also projected the party as one that would fight for the rights of the marginalised.
“I am not talking about sanitation staff alone. Wherever the poor are being suppressed… I will stand by them,” he said after meeting the delegation.
Rahul had struck out at the AAP and the BJP for failing to deliver on their promises and joined the agitating workers on Friday. After the strike was partially called off, the delegation met Rahul to “thank him”.
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The Congress was quick to hail Rahul’s intervention for the strike being called off and the eventual release of funds for the salaries of sanitation workers.
AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed said, “Rahulji had met the agitating safai karmacharis after which the Delhi government released some funds to pay their salaries leading to the end of their strike. When they were on strike, nobody from the AAP and the BJP went to meet them.”
Ahmed added that with the strike being called off, both the AAP and the BJP were queuing up in the streets for “photo ops in the name of clearing garbage”.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said even though the strike had been called off, the party’s fight for the rights of the workers was far from over.