Oppn asks North Mayor to step down over dengue crisis
Already facing flak over rising number of dengue cases in the city, the BJP-ruled North Corporation also faced the Opposition’s heat in its House on Monday, with Congress councillors asking the Mayor to step down for “failing” to check the spread of the deadly disease.
Members of the Congress-led Opposition, along with Leader of House Mukesh Goel, wearing black bands on arms and foreheads, shouted anti-BJP slogans, and later trooped in the Well of the House in protest.
The protesting councillors also wore placards around their necks, one of which read, “Janta hai dengue <g data-gr-id="19">se</g> <g data-gr-id="20">pareshan</g>, BJP so <g data-gr-id="21">rahi</g> chadar taan (people are battling dengue, and BJP is oblivious to it).”
“On Thursday, we had written a letter to the North Mayor Ravinder Gupta requesting him to allow a discussion on dengue situation in the city, for half-an-hour. But, our request was summarily rejected <g data-gr-id="23">and therefore</g> we protested today (Monday),” Goel said.
He also said that despite unofficial dengue death having gone up to over 30, <g data-gr-id="15">MCD’s</g> tally is still 17 for the last two weeks.