Shameful that BJP is pressurising MCD workers not to call off strike: Kejriwal


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday launched a fresh attack against the BJP accusing the party to ‘pressurise’ MCD workers not to call off strike.

He tweeted, “Some MCD union leaders have confided that they are being pressurised by BJP not to call off strike. This is shameful.”

His statement came after MCD Doctors’ Association including medical and paramedical staffs called off their strike subject to ratification by general body meet tomorrow.

The sanitation workers’ strike, however, continues on its 10th day. This despite the announcement made by the LG Najeeb Jung, who offered Rs 300 crore to MCD and asked them to call off the strike.

The LG also added that he will speak to Delhi government on implementation of 4th Finance Commission Report to find long term solution.

Earlier this week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had promised to release Rs 500 crore to enable the MCD to release the salaries of its staff till the January end,

However, his appeal to end the strike had not yielded the desirable results.

The sanitation workers of the MCD, which is controlled by the BJP, have been on strike complaining non-payments of their salaries. However, Delhi’s AAP government has maintained that it had already released both plan and non-plan grant-in-aid to the civic bodies.

Delhi government accused the MCD of committing what it said was salary scam.