AAP takes on BJP, says MCD is den of corruption, inefficiency

Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed BJP over the way MCD was being run and said that it had become a den of corruption and inefficiency.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2014, 20:15 PM IST

Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed BJP over the way MCD was being run and said that it had become a den of corruption and inefficiency.

AAP took to micro-blogging site Twiiter and said, “Miserable condition of cleanliness in Delhi repeatedly exposed by the High Court recently shows real face of BJP-run MCD. Residents of Delhi are aware that the MCD is a den of corruption and is known for its inefficiency and lack of work culture.”

In another tweet it wrote, “State of affairs in the MCD, which represents the BJP’s model of governance for Delhi, has been shown the mirror by the HC. On September 17, the Delhi HC had found that Satish Upadhyay led SDMC had submitted fake photographs to show that Dwarka was clean.”

“On October 30, the court had slammed the MCD and told it not to reduce the cleanliness campaign to a ritual. On Wednesday (November 5) the court has stated that the MCD is running a Dirty India Campaign,” the party wrote in another post.

AAP further said that it would expose the truth before the people.

“The BJP can no longer hide its failures since the MCD indictment has come from none other than the High Court. AAP will take the reality to people and will present the MCD as BJP’s model of governance for the coming Assembly elections.”

The Delhi High had yesterday slammed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for unhygienic conditions in the national capital, observing that it was running a "Ganda Bharat Abhiyan".

A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul had directed MCD to file a status report in this regard and posted the matter for next hearing on November 12.

"Maintaining cleanliness and generating civic awareness is the primary responsibility of MCD. The Prime Minister is running 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean India Campaign) and MCD is running 'Ganda Bharat Abhiyan' (Dirty India Campaign). It is a disgrace,” the court had said, as per PTI.

"You have to clean Delhi, why are you not doing it. Dirt is lying all over as cleaning work is not being carried out in the MCD area. MCD shall file status report showing how many safai karamcharis it has employed in each of the corporations and where they are posted,” it had added.

The high court's observation came after the petitioner NGO Nyaya Bhoomi submitted certain photographs showing garbage littered in different corporations of capital.

The high court had on September 10 restored its earlier order to have the streets, public premises, drains and parks cleaned on a daily basis, including on Sundays and public holidays, in the national capital.

With PTI inputs