MCD strike, day 10: Protestors warn Delhi Govt.

New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The MCD workers’ protest entered its tenth day today as they continued their agitation in Delhi’s Bhajanpura area over non-payment of their salaries.

The agitators raised slogans against Arvind Kejriwal and also carried placards with messages denouncing the Delhi Chief Minister.

The protestors have warned the Delhi Government against hiring private workers to clean the streets of the city.

“Kapil Mishra is calling private workers to pick-up garbage. We will not tolerate this. We want to tell him that stop doing this otherwise we will resort to something (unpleasant),” said one the protestors.

The agitators also said that the non-payment of salaries is not the only issue, but there are other issues such as pending arrears and medical benefits.

They vowed to continue their protest until all their pending issues are resolved.

Kejriwal on Wednesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the ongoing strike by civic body workers in the national capital and accused them of embezzling the funds allocated to MCD.

“I have gone through each and every figure, and thus, can say with confidence that the Delhi Government doesn’t have to pay even a penny to the MCD. There is a ‘big scam’ in the MCD, which needs to be investigated,” Kejriwal had said.

“North MCD was given around Rs. 900 crore this year, which was almost double than the previous years. Where has the money gone?” he asked.

BJP, on the other hand, hit back at Kejriwal for his allegations against the Centre and advised him to show interest in serious governance rather than indulging in blame game.

Kejriwal had also announced a loan of Rs.551 crore for payment of salaries to striking workers of two municipal corporations in the national capital and urged them to call off their strike. (ANI)

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