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.
BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was “very necessary” and added that the government was working on building a consensus with stakeholders in the northeast.
Addressing the media here, Amit Shah also said that the government had brought the bill after much thought and Home Minister Rajnath Singh was holding consultations with various people to address the opposition to the issue.
“There are two sides of a coin. There are decisions that some like and some don’t… The fate of huge number of refugees can’t be kept hanging in the balance and we are firm on it,” he said.
Asked what would be the BJP’s stand if suggestions come to withdraw the Bill as it has created unrest in the entire northeast, Amit Shah said: “Home Minister is holding discussions with political parties. Discussion with some parties have already taken place. If consensus emerges, we will definitely move ahead but the Citizenship Bill is highly necessary for the country.”
The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before December 31, 2014.
Political parties and civic groups in the northeast say if this is implemented, “outsiders” will overwhelm the local population.
The BJP President was also committed to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.