Delhi Garbage Crisis rages on; Supreme Court declines to intervene

| Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 16:04
First Published |
Arvind Kejriwal
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking direction to three civic bodies in the capital to take steps to resolve the strike by their employees that has resulted garbage piling up in the city.
The stench in the capital has only growing as the MCD workers strike enters its 9th day with no resolution in sight. The political debate has only intensified with the Delhi Chief Minister even asking for a CBI probe into an alleged scam.
Chief Minister Kejriwal has made statements in which he maintains that his government does not owe any money to the body and has brought up the Rs. 300 crore loan that was recovered from the MCD during the President’s rule.
"Go to the high court," the apex court bench headed by the Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said, as the counsel for the petitioner Rahul Birla told the court that the Delhi High Court has adjourned the hearing without passing any directions to the civic body.
Dismissing the plea as withdraw, Chief Justice Thakur told the petitioner's counsel: "Why do you file such petitions. Go to the high court."
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