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AAP offers 938 crore to Delhi civic body after “insolvency” allegations

AAP offers 938 crore to Delhi civic body after allegations of 'insolvency'

Manish Sisodia said that Delhi government is also short of funds (File)

new Delhi:

The Delhi government will provide Rs 938 crore to the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) to pay the pending salaries of its employees, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced today and alleged that the BJP-led civic body was “bankrupt” due to corruption Has been done by their leaders.

At a press conference, Mr Sisodia claimed that the Delhi government had no obligation to provide funds to civic bodies, but decided to do so “in view of the suffering of MCD employees”.

“Despite its own financial constraints, the Delhi government is reducing expenses for its own departments and paying Rs 938 crore to pay salaries of MCD employees,” he said and asked civil servants to stop it Appealed to keep a tab on the money. “Embezzlement by BJP”.

Several employees of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation – who formed the then Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) – went on an indefinite strike last week against non-payment of salaries and pensions.

The strike was called under the aegis of the Union of MCD Employees Union – an umbrella body of civilian employees’ unions.

Manish Sisodia said that it is a matter of concern for the Delhi government to see that the employees, who are also residents of the national capital, are not getting their salaries.

“It is not the fault of the employees. If they have worked, they should get their salary. Therefore, wherever possible, a decision was taken to arrange the money. Even the Delhi government lacked funds Is … saying that half of the tax money is coming. We have had to close many schemes. Though the Delhi government is being given Rs 938 crore for the salaries of the employees, there is no such liability. .The situation was escalated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown.

Mr. Sisodia said that the BJP came to power in the civic bodies 14 years ago and has “completely bankrupted” them.

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North MCD now has only Rs 12 crore in bank accounts, while East MCD accounts have only Rs 99 lakh. MCD owes Delhi government Rs 6,276 crore. The BJP bankrupted the MCD to such an extent. He claimed that he did not have the money to pay his employees. Not only cleanliness, MCD is no longer suitable for construction. None of them have been paid their salaries, from sanitary staff, to teachers to medical staff, ”he claimed.

Mr. Sisodia alleged that such a corrupt municipal corporation cannot be found anywhere in the world.

“BJP leaders themselves believe that there is a lot of corruption going on in the MCD. That is why all other municipal bodies in the country are financed by the central government, but the MCD does not get any amount from the central.” Government, ”he said.

Manish Sisodia said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had written a letter to the Central Government several times requesting funds to the MCD.

He said that the BJP leaders had promised in the 2017 civic elections that they would bring money directly from the central government to the MCD, but failed to do so. “We know that BJP leaders of municipal corporations are completely corrupt because they will steal whatever they eat and whatever money they get,” he said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NB staff and published from a syndicated feed.)

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