The national capital’s air quality has deteriorated over the last week. Stubble burning in neighbouring states is one of the major reasons behind increasing air pollution levels in Delhi.
AAP’s donation campaign “Aap Ka Daan, Rashtra Ka Nirman” was launched by CM Arvind Kejriwal earlier this week, under which monthly donations will be collected from people, in view of coming polls incuding the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The decision comes a day after Kejriwal kicked off a fund-raising exercise, where he and his family pledged to donate Rs 20,500 per month to the party.
NGT also directed the government to shut these units with immediate effect as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who launched the campaign at Talkatora Stadium, pledged that his family, including his wife, daughter and father, will collectively donate Rs 20,500 to the party every month.
According to Puri, the initial understanding between the Centre and the Delhi government was that the former would fund 80% of the project, while the remaining 20% would be provided by the Delhi government.
SDMC standing committee chairperson Shikha Rai moved the proposal Monday, under which employees of the corporation will visit senior citizens at their homes to help them get their property tax returns filled and accept payment.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also been asked to act, as they make their way to Nepal through the state, making it possible for passengers to board. However, no UP government official was reportedly present at the meeting.
Citing recent I-T raids at multiple premises of Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, the BJP’s city unit chief Manoj Tiwari demanded that he and another minister Satyendar Jain, who is facing corruption charges, be sacked.
Farmers have started taking out rallies across Punjab and have started warning the government against stopping them from burning stubble.
Earlier in the day, the I-T Department conducted searches on multiple premises linked to Delhi Transport minister Gahlot in connection with an alleged tax evasion case, officials said.
The sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) went on strike on September 12 demanding payment of their dues including salaries and regularisation of contract-based workers.
“In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, AAP got 33% votes, BJP got 46% votes and the Congress 15% votes,” said Kejriwal
The AAP chief’s move came a week after he held a press conference, announcing his decision to rally against the proposals.
“People are fed up of the BJP but at the same time do not want to vote for Rahul Gandhi and the corrupt Congress party. The AAP is the only alternative in Delhi,” a statement quoted Arvind Kejriwal as saying at the public rally.