CM avenging civic poll loss by cutting MCD funds: Tiwari
The Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday accused Chief
Minister Arvind Kejriwal of stopping funds to the civic bodies, and said that he is taking revenge from the people for voting for BJP.
"Kejriwal had threatened the people that if they vote for BJP in the civic polls, they will feel the heat," Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said at a press conference.
"Now, he is interrupting the work of the Municipal Corporations by stopping funds," Tiwari alleged.
The MP from North East Delhi also alleged: "Whenever our councillors go to meet the Chief Minister to make him aware of the problems, he disrespects them instead of meeting them."
Tiwari pointed out that before the MCD elections; Kejriwal had "threatened" residents of Delhi to face the consequences if they voted for BJP in the recently-concluded Municipal elections.
Tiwari further said that BJP national president Amit Shah will hold a two-day programme in the city on July 14 and 15, during which he will meet party workers.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said that due to the obstinate attitude of the Kejriwal government, the Standing Committees and Ward Committees of the Municipal Corporations are not being formed, because of which "elected councillors are not getting funds and the entire Municipal Corporation system has come to a standstill."
"The delimitation of wards by the Election Commission and reorganisation of zonal offices is the duty of the Urban Development Ministry of the Delhi government. But the Kejriwal government has been sitting on the files. Because of this, the councillors are not getting officials and employees for getting the work done," claimed Gupta.
In a related development, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) on Thursday alleged that the Delhi government's Public Works Department has failed to desilt choked drains in its jurisdiction, causing water-logging problems.
North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal said that she had even apprised the Delhi Urban Development Minister about.
She said she had personally inspected some of the water-logging prone areas and observed that some drains falling within the jurisdiction of PWD, DSIIDC and I&FC needed more attention as the desilting had not been undertaken properly.