Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and supporters staged a protest near north Delhi’s Bhalswa landfill site on Thursday to draw attention to garbage mismanagement, MCD is controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and supporters staged a protest near north Delhi’s Bhalswa landfill site on Thursday to draw attention to garbage mismanagement, while the Union home minister, Amit Shah, was scheduled to commission the city’s fourth waste-to-energy plant close to Tughlaqabad.
AAP leader Durgesh Pathak said they used the occasion to express their displeasure with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, which is controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He claimed that three garbage mountains now exist in Delhi as a result of BJP corruption. “The only benefit of opening a waste management facility just before (municipal) elections is to get some political mileage. We won’t allow the BJP to build new garbage mountains in Delhi.
Shah was asked to go to Bhalswa and observe the issues facing the residents who live close to the garbage mountain.
Another AAP leader, Dilip Pandey, questioned whether Shah even knew that these residents were finding it hard to breathe. He added that Shah should understand that for 17 years, his party has solely engaged in fraud in the name of solid waste management.
According to AAP functionary Adil Ahmed Khan, the party members gathered at the Bhalswa landfill to show Amit Shah how much difficulty the people of Delhi have been facing as a result of the three garbage mountains the BJP has built. “The BJP has turned Delhi into a pile of garbage.”
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, referred to timelines and said that Shah was requesting an additional three years to do the work that has not been done over the past 15 years of the BJP’s control over MCD.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the BJP has wasted Delhi’s 17 years and now the party wants to waste another three. “He said people will not wait anymore and AAP will win the forthcoming MCD polls.