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Politics over Garbage: AAP, BJP launch cleanliness drive in Delhi

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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh clean city roads in New Delhi on June 13, 2015. (Photo: IANS)
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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: A day after protesting, sanitation workers of East and North Delhi called off their strike over non-payment of salaries, which had left heaps of garbage piled up on the streets. Consequently, the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP came out with brooms and launched a cleanliness drive on Saturday.

Blaming each other for the garbage crisis in the city, leaders of both the parties began to clean the city.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia along with AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Alka Lamba took part in the cleanliness drive. Sisodia was seen cleaning the garbage littering the streets in his constituency Patparganj.

BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay also took part in the cleaning up near Akshardham. He blamed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the garbage mess.


Upadhyay said, “We have a target of 48 hours to clean Delhi.”

Attacking the BJP and the AAP, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh blamed both AAP leader Kejriwal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said they are “masters of nautanki”.

“AAP starts cleanliness drive after sanitation workers strike has been called off. Photo ops for AAP. Modi and Kejriwal are masters of nautanki,” tweeted Singh.

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said such a thing was “never witnessed” during the Congress rule.

“The problem has been created by the AAP. It is their responsibility to keep Delhi clean. For the 15 years, the Congress ruled Delhi never did MCD workers not get their salaries, a proper budget was made every year,” she said. (IANS)

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Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Vice President

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu propagated the idea of oneness among the fellow Indians

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M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.
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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that we should be proud of being Indian and there is a requirement to stop thinking along the lines of caste, creed, sex and religion.
Naidu, who was here for the platinum jubilee celebrations of R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, also said that problems in the country arise only when people create divisions.
“We should all think in an integral manner and feel that we are all one. Irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion India is one. We should be proud of being a Bhartiya (Indian) and there should be no problem in it,” he said.

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