MCD staff practicing ‘politics of garbage’, says Sisodia

New Delhi : Irked by the piling of garbage outside his office by the MCD workers, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday hit out at the BJP and said that this was nothing but a practice of ‘politics of garbage’.

“It is a ‘politics of garbage’ I would like to request the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and all the three mayor’s of BJP to pay the money to the workers,” Sisodia told media here.

“The Delhi Government has paid all dues of the sanitation workers before time. It is the BJP which should answer where the money went. The BJP controls the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, having swept the election in 2012″, he added.

Sisodia further said that they (BJP) are trying to manipulate the workers, they are playing politics.

BJP’s elected members should give an answer as to why the wages are not paid. We have done everything we could.. BJP is playing politics. MCD should tell as to where is the money that we gave?” he added.

Hundreds of MCD protesting sanitation workers today piled up garbage outside Sisodia’s residence over non-payment of their dues.

“We are very much disturbed. We have not been paid for the last three to four months. If the Delhi Government has paid us, then they should show it to us. Then, we will meet with our MCD officials and demand our money,” said one of the protestor.

“If the government has released payment of the MCD workers, then where is it? They can ask the MCD officials as to why they are not paying the employees,” said another protestor.

Over 1.5 lakh MCD employees including sanitation workers and other employees of the three municipal corporations – NDMC, SDMC and EDMC – have decided to go on a three-day strike from today over non-payment of dues.

The cash-strapped North and East Delhi civic bodies have been unable to pay salaries to workers for three to four months now. (ANI)