NEW DELHI: Though more than a year is left for the municipal elections, Delhi BJP is planning a multi-pronged campaign to reach out to the voters to tell them that “the AAP government has not released Rs 13,000 crore dues to the corporations and how it has crippled the corporations.”
Between January 7-9, BJP workers will deliver letters across the city and hold various ground-level campaigns on the issue. A signature campaign will be carried out from Thursday till Saturday.
Party functionary Harsh Malhotra said all wings of the Delhi BJP will conduct a signature campaign at 1,000 major places demanding Rs 13,000 crore due of the municipal corporations besides making people aware of this issue. “On January 9, leaflets related to the dues Rs 13000 crore will be distributed by party workers in all the parks and a day later the party workers will give leaflets in houses located under 13750 booths in the city,” Malhotra said.
Slamming AAP over the dues, Malhotra said AAP has halted constitutionally allocated funds given to urban bodies and fund crunch has become biggest obstacle in carrying out development work in the capital. “For the last several months, the corporation employees have not received their salaries, pensioners are not getting pension, so the family and work of the employees are affected, but CM Arvind Kejriwal has no concern with regard to the problems of Delhiites. If the corporation sanitation employees go on strike and Delhi’s cleaning system comes to a halt, then only Kejriwal will be responsible for it,” said Malhotra.
AAP has categorically denied that the Delhi government owes Rs 13000 crore to the corporations and says that it has paid the corporations more than what the previous governments have paid.