Delhi: After Sisodia, civic workers dump garbage outside transport minister’s house

Civic workers protest against non-payment of dues, dumped the garbage outside the residence of Transport Minister Gopal Rai.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2016 2:28 am
New Delhi: MCD workers shot slogans while piling up garbage near Deputy Chief Minister Manish Siosodia's office during a protest over their their demands in East Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI1_28_2016_000053A) *** Local Caption *** MCD workers shot slogans while piling up garbage near Deputy Chief Minister Manish Siosodia’s office during a protest over their their demands in East Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

After targeting Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s house Thursday, municipal corporation workers’ dumped garbage outside Transport Minister Gopal Rai’s house and office Friday. Thousands of municipal workers are on strike as all categories of workers remain unpaid and sanitation services have been affected for the third day.

Over the last year, MCD employees (mostly sanitation workers) have gone off work five times — in February, June, October, November 2015 and January 2016. Owing to the lack of funds and intermittent strikes, the corporation’s sanitation services have been affected and development and welfare functions have been temporarily suspended.

 

The United Front of MCD Employees said workers will continue to dump garbage outside ministers’ houses as long as their issue remains unresolved.
“We have tried to seek appointments, we have presented memorandums, we have protested peacefully but the only thing that draws the government’s attention to our problem is when the garbage spills on to the streets that they have to cross,” said Rajendra Mewati, general secretary of the front.

While the AAP has alleged a “salary scam” in the MCDs, the Congress pointed to a reduction in funds for the corporation by the Kejriwal government.
“Budget allocation to the MCDs has gone down from Rs 3,128 crore during the Congress government to Rs 2,457 under the AAP. Under 15 years of Congress rule in Delhi, the situation was never so grim,” said Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Maken Friday.

Demanding a high level inquiry to find out the MCDs’ expenditure, Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said the corporations must provide details of their accounts to determine where the funds allocated to them have been spent. “… In all three municipal corporations, a big salary scam has been carried out by the BJP. The question is how will the lid be taken off this scam? Who is behind it?” he said.

While the government claims to have released all funds, the MCDs assert that only grants due to the civic bodies have been released, while global share and municipal reform fund remain unpaid since 2013.

 

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    Sood IML
    Jan 29, 2016 at 11:00 am
    See some Kujli slaves and licker reacting in their own unique way but facts remain these people have done irreparable loss to Delhi with there lies and false promises.How long will they fool the people. Just watch their own ry and perks in ease, they have no money for these hard working poor workers. For whom these Apptards are working, people are watching and understanding now.
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      Raj
      Jan 29, 2016 at 11:53 am
      Why is the BJP run MCD not paying these poor workers when the Delhi AAP govt has given all 3 MCDs the required money ?? This is a staged drama by the BJP.
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        Bhavadasan Veemboor Kadalayil
        Jan 29, 2016 at 10:34 am
        AAP was eager to hike their own ry 400%. But reluctant to pay to Civic Workers !!!!!
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          Bijan Mohanty
          Jan 30, 2016 at 6:32 am
          MCD is under BJP rule. The ruling elite has misappropriated the funds to such an extent that they cannot pay the ry? Let the workers go to MCD functionaries house and dump garbage and stage protest before Narendra Modi.At the instance of BJP, these people are creating nuisance with Delhi Govt and the w India is watching this farce. In next elections in West Bengal and North East and UP, BJP candidates will loose their security deposits. Anarchy does not pay.
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            Chandrakant Mohan
            Jan 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm
            Curious photo! Garbage inside and Garbage out side!
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              kamath Ramesh
              Jan 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm
              AAP leader especially main 3 or 4 leaders deserve this kind of treatment due to their foul mouthing each and every body. However one must desist going to this extent of throwing garbage in their court yard. They must have gone to court as this is very sensitive issue and no law says ry should be dela.
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                Kayaka Sharana
                Jan 29, 2016 at 4:14 pm
                And you would like us to believe the 1.5 lakh workers don't know why they are accusing AAP minister of not paying their dues.
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                  Kayaka Sharana
                  Jan 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                  So he got elected so that he can afford school for all his kids? What a reason! And I thought the AAP types believe in sending their kids to government schools where its almost free? And using public transport...and using public healthcare...and not use government bungalows....Well no the real question is why are workers protesting at AAP ministers doorstep, don't you think that many number of workers would know better on who is at fault?
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