New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal published an open letter to the residents of Delhi, absolving government of the responsibility of the looming garbage crisis in the wake of strike of municipal workers.
“The letter published in leading dailies said government has paid enough to the municipal bodies and that the present strike was not for non-payment of salaries.
“It is people’s misunderstanding that municipal corporation comes under Delhi government. This is utterly wrong.
“Delhi government has to give municipal bodies a certain sum of money. That sum is pre-decided by law. It is being wrongly said that Delhi government has not given that money. We have paid more than last year. Last year, we had paid Rs 1859 crore. This year, we have paid Rs 2370 crore, which is Rs 511 crore more,” the letter added.
He also clarified that the current strike is not for non-payment of salaries to municipal workers. This strike is for other demands that includes non-payment of other dues for the past 10-15 years.
He appealed to the three mayors of Delhi to accept the demands of municipal workers.