MCD in `total mess` under BJP: Dikshit

Last Updated: Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 20:38

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday attacked BJP for its alleged "total failure" in providing civic services from the day it came to power in the MCD in 2007 and appealed to the people to vote for people "with development agenda" in civic polls next month.
"The present MCD had been lacking efficiency and a proper work culture right from the day the present leadership took over its reins. There was a total mess and nothing was moving as per any approved plan.
"The decision to trifurcate the MCD would prove to be in the interests of Delhi and its citizens," Dikshit said addressing a meeting in Central Delhi.

The elections to the three civic agencies North, South and East Delhi municipalities would be held on April 15 and the election code of conduct would come into force from tomorrow.

Alleging widespread graft in the BJP-ruled MCD, she also mentioned about the `ghost employee scam` in the civic agency.

"The case of ghost employees was testimony to ongoing corruption in the civic body. The corruption of that party is being exposed with every passing day.

"The people have come to know about the real face of that party which has been ruling the MCD," she said.

Holding that three new municipalities would be able to bring civic services to the doorstep of the people, she said people of the city have lost confidence in the MCD due to its inefficiency and failure to perform even basic duty of cleaning the city.

"The new set up will result in an efficient municipal administration and bring civic bodies close to the citizens.

There here will be three Commissioners and three Mayors to ensure implementation of major projects. "The decentralization would accelerate process of development across Delhi," she said while slamming the current dispensation.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 20:38

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