Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday attacked the BJP-led three municipal corporations for "miserable" condition of cleanliness in Delhi and said it will showcase the civic body as BJP's "model of governance" during the campaign for the upcoming Assembly polls.
Launched alongside PM Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the Aam Aadmi Party has now announced its cleanliness drive's next phase days after the party members met with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi officials and apprise them of the state of cleanliness in various parts of the capital city.
The municipal corporations in the city on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that unauthorised construction cannot be curbed or prevented by conducting inspections but "economic deterrents" should be put in place for this.
The NDMC, responsible for the upkeep of civic amenities in high-profile Lutyens Delhi area, has been reconstituted after the government dissolved the previous council citing its "persistent performance default".
In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was found raped and her nude body found on railway tracks in Jalpaiguri.This was done after she defied the panchayat's order in Jalpaiguri to lick spit after she protested against the public thrashing of her father.
Irked over non-compliance of its orders by municipal bodies to demolish illegal constructions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court today said the three municipal corporations should get together and dissolve themselves.
The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to expedite the process of handing over two sites, measuring about 200 acres, in the city to municipal bodies so that they can use the same for managing the garbage piling up.
Buoyed by Narendra Modi-led BJP`s emphatic victory in the Lok Sabha polls, mayors of Delhi have claimed that "hurdles imposed" on the MCD by previous Congress regimes in the state and the Centre would now be cleared and "stalled work" in all three civic bodies would get expedited.
Fresh after assuming the top municipal post in North Delhi on Monday, Mayor-elect Yogender Chandolia of BJP said he "preferred" a unified MCD and will raise the issue with the party`s state unit, even though it has a "trifurcated" civic body in its manifesto.