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ArvindKejriwal4The BJP on Friday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal doesn’t know how to govern and is only interested in petty politics.

Satish Upadhyay, president of the party’s Delhi unit, said the central government has given funds to the Delhi government to pay the salaries of the sanitation workers, who are on a strike over its non-payment. Consequently, huge piles of garbage have been dumped on many roads in east Delhi, causing immense discomfort to citizens.

“The central government has already given you money. Stop dragging Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi into it… stop playing petty politics,” Upadhyay said at a press conference here.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that Kejriwal was not serious about solving problems of the people and that he was interested in blame game only. “You (Kejriwal) don’t know how to govern. You have been busy fighting ever since you took over (as chief minister),” he said. Earlier in the day, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party said that BJP was politicising the issue of the striking sanitation workers as it was the BJP which rules the civic bodies in the city.

The Congress has accused both the AAP and the BJP for the mess in Delhi with party vice president Rahul Gandhi extending full support to the workers.

– (IANS)

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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 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.”

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)