MCD workers tell Jung funds offered by AAP ‘insufficient’

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 05, 2016 01:49 IST
MCD workers protest against non-payment of their salaries, at the MCD office in Karol Bagh, New Delhi (PTI Photo)

With the strike by municipal employees entering its ninth day, a delegation of agitating sanitation workers met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday and said the fund offered by the AAP government for paying their salaries were “insufficient”.

While the MCD workers refused to call off their strike, they claimed that the L-G has assured them of looking into their demands.

“Today we met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and told him that the funds offered by the Aam Aadmi Party government is not sufficient to pay our dues. Therefore, we are going to continue the strike,” said president of Swatantra Mazdoor Vikas Sanyukta Morcha Sanjay Gehlot.

“The LG has assured us that he is trying to address the issue,” Gehlot said.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Wednesday announced a loan of Rs 551 crore to two BJP-ruled civic bodies, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation, to pay salaries to their employees.

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