Several Aam Aadmi Party leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Alka Lamba launched a cleanliness drive on Saturday morning after 1100 Municipal Corporation workers ended their 12-day strike over pending salaries.
“We are here to support the sanitation workers… Delhi government doesn’t have the money but we have taken out funds to pay workers… If BJP can’t pay their salaries, we will not only pay salaries but also help them clean up,” Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia was reported saying.
AAP leader Ashutosh took a dig at Bhartiya Janata Party and said, “”BJP is doing politics, and corruption is rampant in MCD.” HE further said, “One needs to wonder why MCD is considered so corrupt, permanent solution needs to be found for its workers.”
The activity was carried out primarily in areas of Patparganj, Mayur Vihar and Chandni Chowk.
The High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Government to release by June 15 the salary dues of East Delhi MCD employees.
Manish Sisodia, in response, tweeted that the pending salaries had been released on Thursday only.
MCD employees previously held protests by spilling garbage on the streets and demanded their pending salaries by holding protests outside the minister’s house, and blamed the NDA and AAP government for playing blame games instead of taking actions.