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BJP-run MCDs failed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Satyendar Jain

Blaming Delhi’s Municipal Corporations for the poor sanitation conditions in the city, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said the BJP-run civic bodies have “miserably failed” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Jain said the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) do nothing “except harassing people” and “making money” through corruption.

“The three MCDs, which are controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, have miserably failed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and have shown a mirror to the BJP, apart from severely hurting the image of the nation,” he said. The minister’s remarks come after his meeting with LG Najeeb Jung on Monday regarding cleanliness here following the rising cases of chikungunya, dengue and malaria.

“The sanitation condition of Delhi is very bad and Delhi is burdened with garbage. Both LG and I are worried about the state of affairs,” Jain said after the meeting.

At the meeting, Jung stressed on the need to synergise efforts of the health department, Municipal Corporations and other government departments to help tide over the current situation.

In order to make the city clean, there cannot be any complacency in the government machinery or the local bodies, he said.

Jung directed the MCDs to take all necessary steps to check dengue, chikungunya and malaria and utilise the funds released to them for taking preventive measures to keep a check over these diseases. He also asked Deputy Commissioners and the MCDs to ensure adequate anti-mosquito fogging in schools and areas under their jurisdiction.
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