Sanitation workers strike: Congress credits Rahul for release of salary funds

Rahul also projected the party as one that would fight for the rights of the marginalised.

Written by Aniruddha Ghosal | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2015 9:29 am
Congress, Rahul Gandhi, sanitation worker, AAP, BJP, AICC, Ajay Maken, delhi news, city news, local news, Indian Express 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.

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.

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  1. Nepid
    Jun 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm
    Thank you RaGa for your protest tourism. It was the only reason poor MCD workers got justice.
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      Jun 14, 2015 at 11:00 am
      David Cameron of Uk and Rahul hi are of almost the same age. Bill Clinton Became President at around 40 years. Compare their IQ with this moron rahul. See the quality of Cong leadership.
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      1. Awadhesh Kumar
        Jun 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm
        No body is going to Rahul. So he takes every opportunity to rush to anywhere where the action is.
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        1. Balamurali Srinivasan
          Jun 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm
          Congress believes keeping poor more poor, so that all rich people like rahul hi can come to power.
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          1. Harish Advani
            Jun 14, 2015 at 7:17 pm
            The truth is Raul Vinci(aka Rahul) had the funds released from his numbered account in the cayman Islands.After all what is 500 crores between new found friends Raul Vinci and the sanitation workers of Delhi.
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