NEW DELHI: A delegation of Delhi Congress leaders today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take up the issues faced by civic employees, including sanitation workers, due to the financial crises in the municipal corporations in the national capital.
Led by Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken, the delegation submitted a memorandum to Singh and apprised him of the crises affecting the North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations that had led to sanitation employees striking work. "The minister's attention was drawn to the plight of the employees, particularly sanitation workers and other Class-IV workers who went on strike due to non-payment of wages," Maken said.
He charged that the "conditional" loan advanced by Delhi government to the north and east corporations would not bring a permanent solution to the problems facing the civic bodies, he said. "The home minister carefully listened to the views of the Congress delegation and promised to take appropriate action," Maken said.
In the delegation were Delhi Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee and leaders of opposition in the north and east corporations, Mukesh Goel and Varyam Kaur, respectively.