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MCD strike enters day 4; Delhi government forms task force to clean up garbage

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:32 IST

The Arvind Kejriwal government has decided to take things into its hands to take care of garbage disposal in the national capital even as the BJP-ruled municipal body continued its strike over non payment of wages.

The protestors who are venting their ire by dumping piles of garbage outside the homes and offices of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, were seen heading towards the residence of Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel today.

"We are not being paid because of AAP's internal conflicts. We are suffering because of them and so are our families. We have to pay rent and send our kids to school. What should we do if we don't get paid?, " a protestor told ANI.

Earlier, state transport and rural development Minister Gopal Rai faced the fury of the workers who left a mountain of garbage right outside his residence.

Delhi's deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also meted with the same treatment as a pile of refuse was dumped outside his office by the MCD workers.

Over 1.5 lakh MCD employees including sanitation workers and other employees of the three municipal corporations - NDMC, SDMC and EDMC - have decided to go on a three-day strike from today over non-payment of dues.

The cash-strapped North and East Delhi civic bodies have been unable to pay salaries to workers for three to four months now.

Meanwhile, the BJP hit the streets demanding the salaries for MCD workers.


(With inputs from ANI)

First published: 30 January 2016, 11:55 IST