A day after sanitation workers in Delhi called off their strike, both the Aam Admi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party took brooms promising to 'clean' the city roads.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Alka Lamba took part in the cleanliness drive this morning.
“When Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, we all became a part of it. I would like to appeal to all Municipal corporation mayors to not make the people of Delhi suffer,” said Sanjay Singh.
Meanwhile, Ashutosh called for a permanent solution for the municipal corporation workers in Delhi.
“One needs to wonder why MCD is considered so corrupt, permanent solution needs to be found for its workers,” he said.
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said, 'We have target of 48 hours to clean Delhi.'
Meanwhile, in some parts of the city, residents protested againsted the 'cleanliness drive' calling it a political drama.
Around 15,000 sanitation workers on Friday called off their 12-day-long strike, averting a looming health crisis hours after Lt Governor Najeeb Jung announced to release 493 crore for their salaries.
The municipal corporations said all the striking sanitation workers had returned to work and heaps of garbage across East Delhi and in some other parts of the city were being removed on an emergency basis.
The Delhi High Court on Friday observed that sanitation workers cannot be expected to work for free and directed the city government to ensure immediate release of funds to East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to pay May’s pending dues to the employees.
(With inputs from agencies)