Govt calls for special session on cleanliness

delhi Updated: Jun 04, 2016 07:27 IST

NEW DELHI: The AAP government is heading towards another clash with the BJP-ruled municipal corporations as the Delhi Cabinet on Friday decided to convene a two-day assembly session next week over the “unsatisfactory state of cleanliness in Delhi”.

“The Delhi Cabinet on Friday decided to recommend convening of a session of the Legislative assembly on June 9 and 10 to discuss urgent public issues concerning the people of the national capital, including the current unsatisfactory state of cleanliness in Delhi due to lax functioning of the three municipal corporations,” a government official said.

The move comes at a time when the AAP is gearing up for the MCD elections slated to be held next year.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was more direct in hitting out at the opposition party. “Del Assembly session next week to discuss how BJP’s MCD has made whole of Del into a garbage bin due to its corruption n mismanagement. Del govt has done commendable job in preventing dengue so far. MCD needs to improve its functioning (sic.),” Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.

A senior government official said dengue and water-logging were likely to be discussed.

First Published: Jun 04, 2016 07:27 IST