Supreme Court declines to entertain plea seeking intervention in MCD strike

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking its intervention in the ongoing MCD workers strike.
The apex court asked the petitioner to approach the Delhi High Court where the matter is already pending. The petitioner, in his plea to the Chief Justice bench, had said that the High Court’s attitude in this case is soft and thus, wanted the Supreme Court to intervene.
Slamming the opposition for doing politics over the issue of strike by the MCD workers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had yesterday said it’s a clear case of mismanagement of fund by the civic bodies and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

Kejriwal had also announced a loan of Rs.551 crore for payment of salaries to striking workers of two municipal corporations in the national capital and urged them to call off their strike.
However, the agitating employees, mainly those of East and North Delhi municipal corporations, refused to call off the indefinite strike and demanded a permanent solution to the problem of fund crunch being faced by the civic bodies before they ended their stir.

Employees of three civic bodies of the city- North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation, have been protesting against the non-payment of salaries, directing their ire at both the Delhi Government and the Centre for the last nine days.