The mayors -- Adesh Gupta (North Delhi), Narendra Chawla (South Delhi) and Bipin Bihari Singh (East Delhi) held a joint press conference at the Civic Centre, at a time when Kejriwal and his three ministers continued their sit-in at the L-G office for the fourth day today.
In a joint statement issued later, the three mayor said, "By not paying our dues, the Delhi government is trying to make the civic bodies financially crippled."
They alleged that this shows the intention of the Kejriwal government, which is "only interested in politics and not in the welfare of the citizens".
They also claimed that if the demands are not met then the corporations would file "a contempt of court suit against the Delhi government".
Giving details of the alleged due funds, Gupta said, "Rs 2,514 crore is pending under the plan head, and Rs 1,202 crore under the non-plan head, totalling Rs 3,716 crore."
Mayor South Delhi Chawla said that he had written two letters to the chief minister, in which he has asked for the "pending dues of Rs 1,532 crore towards the SDMC".
"Kejriwal is not paying the dues towards the corporation according to the recommendations of the Delhi Fourth Finance Commission, and his government has also not given funds for salaries and arrears of sanitation workers," he alleged.
Mayor East Delhi Singh said the problem of funds is biggest in the EDMC which is already reeling under a huge financial crunch.
Both NDMC and EDMC are cash-strapped and only SDMC has managed to stay afloat financially.
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