Garbage crisis returns to Delhi as MCD workers go on strike

| Friday, January 29, 2016 - 15:17
First Published |
The garbage crisis is back in Delhi and netas are in the blame game once again. MCD workers continue protests over unpaid dues as garbage only piles up in the National Capital. After dumping garbage outside the deputy chief minister’s house yesterday, MCD workers are still continuing their agitation today.
The stand-off between MCD and the Delhi government has been continuing for three days. Yesterday, MCD workers had dumped garbage outside Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia’s residence. The Aam Aadmi Party, on their part, had been maintaining that they had paid all their dues. They have been saying that money hasn’t been handed over to the workers because of internal corruption within the MCD. They have claimed to have waived a 6000 crore rupee loan that the MCD owed the Delhi government on top of having cleared all their dues. 
The National Capital has borne the brunt of this massive war between the MCD and the Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi government for the past few months, even to the extent of having garbage strewn across various points of the National Capital. Now, yet again, these two sides are embroiled in an ugly war of words, with the Aam Aadmi Party going to the extent of demanding re-elections of the MCD, saying that they’re only trying to pass the buck over to the AAP when the funds have already been released to the MCD. The MCD, on its part, is only increasing its agitation, even taking that agitation to the very doorstep of Gopal Rai, with the MCD workers protesting outside his office, this morning.
In the midst of this, the BJP is also challenging the Aam Aadmi Party for an open debate over this very issue, because both the sides have maintained that they have, in fact, completed their duties and done their part and that it is the other side which is to blame. The MCD openly maintains that the funds have not been released. The BJP (which leads the MCD) released a breakup of the kind of dues which are still pending. 
The people of the National Capital are only left to fend for themselves in a very ugly manner, having to deal with such a crisis time and again with no resolution in sight.
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