New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday agreed to immediately release Rs 550 crore as loan to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) so that the civic body can pay the salaries to its agitating employees.
Addressing a press conference, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief requested the striking workers to call off their ongoing protest as the state government has made arrangements to release money for the MCD.
While taking pot shots at the Modi government, the Delhi CM demanded CBI inquiry into alleged corruption in the three municipal corporations led by BJP.
He alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been running the MCD for 10 years, which has become a den of corruption.
The AAP chief came down heavily on the central government, saying that it is trying to create perpetual crisis in Delhi so that it can impose President's rule as it did in Arunachal Pradesh.
Kejriwal said, while the BJP spread garbage on the streets played politics over the issue, his party members along with PWD staff cleaned the city.
“Development Authority of Delhi (DDA) has to pay 1,500 cr property tax to MCD, we have appealed to them to pay these amount soon,” Kejriwal said.
While alleging that MCD is a classic case of financial mismanagement and corruption, the Delhi CM demanded a thorough probe into the accounts of MCD.
“Our government had ordered inspection into the alleged financial irregularities in the MCD, but when the officer went for inspecting the accounts of the civic body they refused to show the books,” the AAP chief asserted.
Kejriwal demanded dissolving of the MCD and holding fresh elections. He also expressed confidence that his party would win the MCD elections next year and clean the mess that BJP has created.