Rahul Gandhi meets protesting sanitation workers

| Friday, June 12, 2015 - 17:08
First Published |

NEW DELHI: Amid mess created in Delhi over non-payment of salaries to MCD workers, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday interacted with the sanitation workers.

Rahul met the distressed 'safaikarmacahris' at East Delhi MCD office.

The sanitation workers have not been given salaries for the last three months. Several of them from the East and North Corporations have been on strike intermittently to protest the non-payment of salaries.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which controls all the three municipal corporations in the city, has accused the Aam Aadmi Party government of not releasing the money to pay the salaries of the MCD employees.

The AAP, however, says it is the outcome of mishandling of finances by the corporations.

Earlier this week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that Rs 500 crore will be released to the capital's civic bodies to clear salary arrears of its municipal corporations' employees.

Kejriwal on Tuesday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought Rs 3,000 crore from the Centre to pay pending salaries of sanitation workers, doctors and teachers of municipal corporations in the city.

In a shocking image of Delhi, rotting garbage can be seen scattered on the roads of the national capital these days.

Workers from East Delhi corporation have spread in many parts of the national capital.

The residents of Delhi are not just facing huge traffic jams due to heaps of garbage lying on the roads, but are also facing a harrowing time due to stink in the air.

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