Kejriwal supports MCD employees protest but provides no solution

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New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi supported the protests held by civic body employees for the demands of their salaries. MCD employees have been protesting for three days now and as part of their protests they put garbage in front of political leader’s houses.

“I support (the) demand of protesting MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) employees that they should get their full salaries,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader tweeted.

“I hope some solution will emerge” after Tuesday’s hearing on the issue in the Delhi High Court, he added.

Sanitation workers have been on strike demanding immediate payment of salaries and pending back wages. In some areas, they have not only refused to clear garbage but have littered it on the streets.

Health department workers of the civic body have also joined the protest, also demanding payment of salaries.

The civic body is divided into three zones, all three run by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The BJP has accused the AAP-controlled Delhi government of starving the civic body of funds, leading to the present crisis. The Delhi government denies the charge. Earlier this months MCD teachers also held protests as they also have not bee paid their salaries since October.(IANS)