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AAP manifesto promises to tackle stray dog and monkey menace

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With complaints from residents of about the monkey menace and problem of stray dogs, the in its manifesto for civic elections has said that it will tackle the twin problems using existing laws.

"will solve the dog and monkey menace in within the existing legal and statutory framework, if it come to power in the municipal corporations," Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said in its manifesto released on Wednesday.

Residents of several areas in have complained to municipal authorities about presence of monkeys, noting that it restricts their movement and causes a scare among children. They also complained of monkeys tearing up clothes and fiddling with pipes and cable wires.

The city's hospitals also receive regular cases of dog bites.

Municipal authorities had last year estimated that the number of stray dogs in south Delhi itself was about 1.89 lakh.

Delhi will vote on Sunday to elect a new South Delhi, an East Delhi and a North Delhi Municipal Corporation. All three bodies were earlier one single entity: Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

The results of the civic body elections will be known on April 26.



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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 21:54 IST