Municipal workers led protests across the city on Monday, targeting several AAP MLAs including deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Trilokpuri MLA Raju Dhingan as their strike entered day six on Monday.
Heaps of garbage was dumped outside offices of AAP MLAs as a mark of protest by the protesting municipal workers.
The workers are going to meet the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday afternoon to discuss their problems.
The protest also brought the city to a standstill with traffic jams at various locations including Gandhi Nagar, Mahur Vihar, Trilokpuri and Mayur Vihar.
MCD workers protest outside North MCD office over non payment of dues pic.twitter.com/zXOa6n5974— ANI (@ANI_news) February 1, 2016
The municipal employees have been protesting against the non-payment of salaries since Wednesday, leading to a complete standstill of municipal services including sanitation, primary health and primary education.
On an average, the city produces over 10,000 tonnes of garbage daily, all which has been laying on the city roads. Although the Delhi government had on Saturday made provisions of lifting garbage and deployed workers from PWD and DJB, the municipal workers have now threatened to lock the sanitation landfill sites to hamper the disposal of the garbage.
The strike has also led a major impact on primary health with all seven major hospitals of the corporations completely shut. The continuous protests have also led to uncertainty over the future of over 12 lakh students with teachers also a part of strike.
Meanwhile, Sisodia on Monday said that his 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.
Sisodia also questioned the working of the municipal corporations and pleaded the teachers to think about the future of the students and continue with their duties.
“We are cleaning the garbage, this is not a photo op. We are actually working,” said Sisodia.
Sisodia reiterated the Aam Aadmi Party’s allegations on the MCD of misappropriating the money given to them.
AAP MLA and chairman Delhi Jal Board Kapil Mishra said that more than 3000 DJB employees are joining PWD in cleaning the garbage.
(With agency inputs)