New Delhi: Mayors of all three municipal corporations of Delhi on Thursday assured Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia of bringing the striking workers back to work though they refused to end their strike after Rs.551-crore loan announcement.
“Met all the three mayors just now. They have assured me that they are making all efforts to get the striking employees back to work,” Sisodia tweeted after meeting the mayors.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a loan of Rs.551 crore to pay pending salaries of agitating workers of two municipal corporations.
However, the employees refused to call off their strike and said the funds were not a permanent solution to the financial crisis.
The mayors of North and East Delhi municipal corporations had said they would accept Rs.551 crore as a “grant” as the Delhi government was to pay Rs.3,000 crore to the local bodies as per the 3rd Delhi Finance Commission report.
First Published | 4 February 2016 6:33 PM