11,000 municipal sanitation workers in Delhi had gone on strike which had created health tensions in the capital as tones of garbage piled up in the city. The workers called off their 12 day strike and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a cleanliness drive in Delhi after that.
AAP has accused BJP for its inefficient management of the three municipal bodies in cities. AAP rallied in all 272 wards in Delhi to create awareness about what it has called as the incompetence of BJP.
Senior AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodiya said that their party supports the sanitation workers and if BJP would prove to be ignorant enough not to pay their salaries then AAP will not only pay their salaries but also clean up the city.
Delhi government does not have the money to do so but it has taken money out of funds to support the sanitation workers, said Sisodiya.
The sanitation workers who were on strike had not been paid their salaries for the last two months. The finally called off the strike after an announcement to pay their pending salary was made.
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung announced that Rs. 439 crore will be released to Delhi’s civic bodies for the pending payment of workers.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has criticized BJP for the sanitation issues and garbage crisis in capital. AAP has also put the burden of abandoning the capital city on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government.
Dilip Pandey, AAP Delhi’s convener said that our Prime Minister has enough money for Mongolia but is ignorant enough not have money for the MCD sanitation workers of Mongolpuri. Pandey was saddened by this step motherly attitude towards the capital city.