MCD rubbishes Arvind Kejriwal's corruption allegations, dares him to order probe

Mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Ravinder Gupta rejected Kejriwal's charge that the MCD was a corrupt body and dared him to probe the body.

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2016, 21:42 PM IST
MCD rubbishes Arvind Kejriwal's corruption allegations, dares him to order probe

New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday rubbished allegations of corruption levelled against it by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Ravinder Gupta rejected Kejriwal's charge that the MCD was a corrupt body and dared him to probe the body.

Kejriwal had today alleged that there were "massive scams" in the three BJP-ruled municipal corporations and demanded a CBI inquiry into them.

 

Kejriwal levelled the allegations whiel announcing that the Delhi government will extend a loan of Rs 551 crore to two civic bodies to pay salaries.

Workers of the three MCD wings have been on strike for the past several days over non-payment of salaries.

Besides a loan of Rs 551 crore, Kejriwal said that the Delhi government will also release Rs 142 crore to the North Delhi Municipal corporation as sought by it by way of stamp duty last week.

"An impression is being created as if Delhi government is responsible for the financial mess in the MCDs which have been ruled by BJP for the last 10 years. There are huge scams in MCDs. A situation is being created through the strike of the municipal workers to show that there is a crisis in Delhi.

 

"The Modi government has dictatorial tendencies. Someone told me they are trying to create a situation to impose President's Rule in Delhi the way they imposed it in Arunachal Pradesh," the Chief Minister said.

 

The strike by the sanitation staff of municipal bodies demanding payment of dues entered the eighth day today, crippling the garbage disposal system. They have been joined by teachers, doctors, nurses and contractors of the civic bodies.

(With agency inputs)