NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said that his government’s attempt to clean the roads of Delhi, after the Municipal Corporation went on strike, was not a photo opportunity and asserted that garbage was actually being picked.
“We are cleaning the garbage, this is not a photo op. We are actually working,” he said. Sisodia reiterated the Aam Aadmi Party’s allegations on the MCD of misappropriating the money given to them.
“The Delhi government has given all the money we had to give. Where will we get more money from? MCD is not telling us where all the money went. They had been provided money for salaries and developmental work. They could not give salaries for 12 months. They must answer where all the money went. When we asked them for the answers, they said they would only answer the CAG,’ he said.
Sisodia, however, requested the teachers of MCD schools to think about the future of the students and continue with their duties.
The showdown between the AAP Government and the BJP-led municipal corporations over funding of salaries escalated further as city-wide protests marked the fifth day of a civic workers’ strike, leaving roads strewn with garbage and several hospitals locked.