Delhi struggles, 1.5 lakh MCD workers go on strike

New Delhi: Delhi is heading for trouble as 1.5 lakh MCD workers have gone on a three-day strike over non-payment of salaries.

About 20 unions of the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi, which include doctors, engineers, gardeners, sanitation workers and others, staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar protest site in the heart of the capital.

The MCD workers have threatened to hold protest outside the residence of Delhi Ministers by piling up garbage.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled municipal corporations report to the Centre and do not come under the city government. However, they receive a part of their funds from the Centre and Delhi government.

Non-payment of salaries of the MCD employees has brought the AAP government and the BJP-controlled civic bodies at loggerheads with the latter accusing the former of deliberately withholding funds.

The AAP government has however maintained that it has released funds allocated for MCD on time.

With agency inputs

(Image courtsey: ANI)

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