Cleaning Delhi roads not a photo op; MCD must answer: Sisodia

  • Agencies, New Delh
  • Updated: Feb 01, 2016 11:10 IST
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia with PWD Official’s inspection a Garbage ( Dhallav) at Patparganj Village (Hindustan Times)

New Delhi

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said that the government’s attempt to clean the roads of Delhi, after the Municipal Corporation went on strike, was not a photo opportunity and asserted that garbage was actually being picked.

”We are cleaning the garbage, this is not a photo op. We are actually working,” he said.

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Sisodia reiterated the Aam Aadmi Party’s allegations on the MCD of misappropriating the money given to them.

”The Delhi government has given all the money we had to give. Where will we get more money from? MCD is not telling us where all the money went. They had been provided money for salaries and developmental work. They could not give salaries for 12 months. They must answer where all the money went. When we asked them for the answers, they said they would only answer the CAG,” he said.

Sisodia, however, requested the teachers of MCD schools to think about the future of the students and continue with their duties.

Read more: Ministers, Jal Board wield brooms as AAP deploys staff to clear garbage

The showdown between the AAP Government and the BJP-led municipal corporations over funding of salaries escalated further as city-wide protests marked the fifth day of a civic workers strike, leaving roads strewn with garbage and several hospitals locked.

Delhi ministers, AAP MLAs and hundreds of party workers on Sunday hit the streets to clear the garbage dumped on several roads across the city as the strike by over 60,000 sanitation workers of the BJP-ruled municipal bodies entered the fifth day.

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