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AAP clears air about Admiral Ramdas, calls media reports misleading

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The Aam Aadmi Party has strongly condemned the false media reports speculation about AAP veteran and ombudsman Admiral L Ramdas. The Party has termed these reports as false, misleading and based on fiction done with a malicious intent.

A section of the media today reported that Admiral Ramdas could face heat from his colleagues in the coming days as a section of the party leadership feels his controversial letter lamenting differences acted as a catalyst to the public spat between leaders. Media reports stated that Ramdas had addressed a scathing letter to AAP’s national executive a day ahead of its meeting on February 26, expressing anguish over the growing divide and trust deficit between the senior leadership.

Clarifying its stand regarding Admiral Ramdas, AAP has outrightly rejected all frustrated attempts to drag his name into controversy and termed those reports as unfortunate and against all ethics. Admiral Ramdas will continue to be an important guide for the party as it prepares to take on new responsibilities and challenges.

“The party considers it a privilege to have been able to convince Admiral Ramdas to take over the role of its ombudsman and will be always thankful to him for having agreed to render his services for this critical role. Admiral Ramdas will continue to be an important guide for the party as it prepares to take on new responsibilities and challenges,” AAP said in a press statement today.

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)