Delhi suffers as AAP ministers pose while lifting garbage: BJP

Politics over the ongoing strike by municipal employees peaked with the BJP, which controls the civic agencies, alleging that the AAP government ministers were misleading people while posing for photographs near garbage dumps.

Alleging fudging of figures on garbage lifting by the Delhi government trucks, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay also blamed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for staying away from the city while Delhiites were suffering due to the civic agitation.

“Yesterday, people saw another theatrical show with Delhi ministers posing for photographs while lifting of garbage. But they can no more fool the citizens of Delhi,” he said.

Ministers and agencies of the Delhi government and AAP leaders have hit the streets for lifting garbage which is lying unattended on roads and community bins ever since civic workers launched their agitation six days ago to demand timely payment of salary.

The BJP workers also have been protesting against the Kejriwal government’s reluctance to release municipal funds allegedly to tarnish the image of the BJP-run corporations.

Upadhyay said the protest marches were taken out and effigies of Kejriwal were burnt by BJP workers in all 14 districts.

The party alleged a scam in garbage lifting and dumping claims of the AAP government.

The Delhi BJP chief said only 19 trucks of PWD and DJB have reached the landfill site and captured in CCTV at landfill sites over the last two days while the AAP government is claiming that in the last two days, 91 truck loads of garbage was removed from roads and community bins.

The Delhi BJP chief said it is surprising that at a time when Delhi is facing a crisis, the Chief Minister has gone to Bangalore on the pretext of undergoing treatment.
“We are watching videos of his speeches in various functions in place of his medical treatment,” he said.

Upadhyay said there is Directorate of Local Bodies appointed by Kejriwal government to look after the work of the corporations and by alleging wrongdoings in municipal accounts the government is pointing an accusing finger towards its own officials.

“We challenge the government that if there is any irregularity in the accounts of corporations then it may lodge police FIR against the mayors and the corporations,” Upadhyay said.

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