Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday slammed the central government for not releasing money for the striking sanitation workers of Delhi, saying it would have "immediately waived the loans of the rich".
"It is really sad. Today, they (the Centre) would have immediately waived the loans of rich, but they are not giving any money for the poor sanitation workers," Kejriwal wrote in a tweet.
His reaction came after some media reports said that the Central government has refused to release money for Delhi's sanitation workers.
Earlier, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Atishi and Dilip Pandey also flayed the Centre and Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari for "not being serious enough" to the cause of sanitation workers.
बेहद दुःख की बात है। आज अगर चंद अमीरों के लोन माफ़ करने होते तो ये तुरंत कर देते। लेकिन दिल्ली की सफ़ाई और ग़रीब सफ़ाई कर्मियों के लिए पैसे नहीं दे रहे। https://t.co/guJTNM2vCl— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 8, 2018
They asked why the streets of national capital are filled with garbage despite the Delhi government releasing money for the municipal corporations (MCD) on time.
"The people of East Delhi are suffering from litter due to the failures of the BJP-ruled municipal corporation. People can't go out of their homes. There is a misunderstanding among the public that the money is not getting released because of the Delhi government," Atishi told reporters.
पिछले हफ़्ते, SC की सलाह पर दिल्ली सरकार ने MCD को 500 करोड़ दिए। आज केंद्र ने SC की सलाह के बावजूद 500 करोड़ रुपए देने से मना किया जबकि केंद्र का MCD को 5000 करोड़ देना बनता है— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 8, 2018
क्या भाजपा की दिल्ली के प्रति यही ज़िम्मेदारी है? फिर दिल्ली वाले आपको LS चुनाव में क्यों वोट दें?
In 2016-17, Atishi said, the AAP government had given the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) Rs 9.48 billion. "For this financial year, the Delhi government has already given EDMC Rs 7.72 billion," she said.
"The AAP government is paying a lot more to MCD as compared to previous governments... Where is the money going?" she asked.