New Delhi: In a hard-hitting attack on BJP-ruled municipal corporations, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday called them the "world's most corrupt" and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "abandoning" the national capital even though it was facing a serious sanitation problem.
Accusing BJP of reducing Delhi into a "dustbin", the party's Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey also demanded an investigation into an alleged "ghost employees" racket in the MCD.
"The Prime Minister has thousands of crores for Mongolia but it seems he doesn't have money for MCD sanitation workers of Mongolpuri," said Dilip Pandey, AAP's Delhi convenor.
"Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was launched amid much fanfare. We had welcomed the initiative. Even Arvindji (Kejriwal) had taken up the task of cleanliness. But see what is happening right now. The BJP-led MCDs are among world's most corrupt bodies," he said.
The party said it would not "sit quiet" and vowed to protest against the "injustice" being meted out to the residents of the national capital.
Holding BJP responsible for the sanitation workers' strike and the resultant civic mess, he wondered what had happened to the "much-hyped" Swachh Bharat Mission of the Centre while Sanjay Singh accused it of "punishing" Delhiites for getting "rejected in the polls".
"They are not paying heed to our demand for releasing personnel to be deployed as security guards in DTC buses. LG is not taking steps in this regard. What sort of politics is this?," Singh asked.
The AAP leader also demanded investigation into the existence of around "22,000 ghost employees" on the rolls of the civic corporations. "Where does their salaries go?," he further asked.
"Moreover Rs 1,800 crore loan was given to MCD during Sheila Dikshit's government. Now, the MCD is demanding more money. Where did the money go," he questioned.
AAP MLAs and leaders would run cleanliness campaigns in their respective areas on Saturday, they said. The party has also lined up rallies in all the wards for making people aware of BJP's "incompetence".
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Delhi government on Thursday released Rs 513 crore for clearing the dues of the workers of which 180 crore is meant for EDMC and 333 crore for North.
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Updated Date: Jun 12, 2015 19:05:44 IST