Delhi BJP demands Rs. 13,000 crore 'dues' from Kejriwal Government
(Sourced from PTI)
Delhi BJP leaders and workers demanded Rs. 13,000 crore dues from the Kejriwal Government for the party-ruled municipal corporations, displaying banners and posters at flyovers and foot overbridges in a protest across the city on Wednesday. Delhi BJP media cell head Navin Kumar said they were displaying large banners and posters demanding that the city government pay the dues.
Delhi BJP Vice President Virender Sachdeva claimed the campaign aims to make people aware of how the Kejriwal Government is depriving the party-ruled MCDs (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) of their dues of Rs. 13,000 crore because of political reasons.
Recently, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had announced that Delhi Government will provide Rs. 938 crore to the municipal corporations to pay salaries. However, BJP Spokesperson Virender Babbar alleged, "Doctors, nurses, sanitation workers and other employees of municipal corporations have not been paid salaries due to the funds held back by the Kejriwal government. No money has been released so far despite Sisodia's announcement."
On the other hand, the AAP leadership has been attacking the BJP alleging "corruption and mismanagement" in the three municipal corporations ruled by the party. No reaction was immediately available from the AAP regarding Babbar's allegation. To recall, MCD workers have been sitting on an indefinite strike demanding clearance of their pending salaries.
The BJP, which has ruled the municipal corporations for nearly 15 years, and the AAP have been indulging in a blame game with the civic body polls approaching in early 2022.