AAP leader Dilip Pandey alleged on Wednesday through a series of tweets that the BJP-run Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) have “created over 23,000 ghost employees” and spent nearly Rs.100 crore on their salaries every year.
“Delhi government had given MCD a budget of Rs.4,000 crore but despite this they are running away from their responsibilities,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader’s tweets said on Wednesday.
He added that the Bharatiya Janata Party was converting Delhi into a “garbage dump”.
The government had allotted Rs.45 crore to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation for dengue and malaria control in the area, but only Rs.18 crore were spent, Pandey stated.
The tweets also said with the BJP in control of the civic corporations, the common man cannot get any work done without paying bribe.
The Yogi Adityanath government will build a “Rashtriya Prerna Sthal” along the banks of the Gomti River in Lucknow, dedicated to the memory of ‘nationalist’ leaders.
The Rashtriya Prerna Sthal will be developed on 82 acres of land on Hardoi road in Vasantkunj area. It will also have a city forest park.
The Sthal will have statues of Sardar Patel and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologues, including Shyama Prasad Mukhrejee, Deen Dayal Upadhayay and former prime minister, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
According to the government spokesman, the Sthal will also have a Jan Sabha Kendra that will accommodate over one lakh people.
The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has been directed to prepare the blueprint for the project.
A herbal garden, a multi-activity centre and a cycle track will also be a part of the project. Sources said that a butterfly and a fruit garden, food court, craft bazaar, cafe, lotus and duck lake, Yoga zone, kids play area and an open theatre are also proposed in the Sthal.
An initial instalment of Rs 50 crore has been given to start the project, though the entire cost of the project is yet to be worked out.
This is the first time that the BJP government is building a project dedicated to its ideologues.
The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) government had built several memorials dedicated to its ideologues includes Ambedkar and late Kanshi Ram. These include the Kanshi Ram Eco Garden, Ambedkar Park and Samajik Parivartan Sthal.
The Samajwadi Party, during their tenure, came up with the Lohia Park, Lohia Path, Janeshwar Misra Park and the Jai Prakash Narain International Centre in Lucknow.
“This will be a one-of-its-kind project that will have something for everyone. It will emerge as one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state,” said a minister who is involved in the project. (IANS)