As MCD workers continue their strike against non payment of salaries into the fifth day, Aam Aadmi Party workers took to the streets to clear up the garbage that had piled up in the city, only to be confronted by the MCD workers who vowed to stop them from working.
While CM Arvind Kejriwal earlier announced his support for the MCD workers and called for a solution, PWD minister Satyendra Dubey deployed 100 trucks with 10 PWD workers each, to clean the city as 60,000 MCD sanitation workers are on strike, as reported by India TV.
MCD strike enters day 5: Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra & AAP volunteers clean streets of Delhi pic.twitter.com/T2ffQDHSlc— ANI (@ANI_news) January 31, 2016
The MCD workers clashed with the team put together by Delhi government and said that, "we will not work, nor will we let PWD clean up streets," while shouting slogans in Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's constituency, NDTV reports.
As the party criticised the BJP, which leads MCD, several AAP lawmakers led cleanliness drives in their respective areas, and Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said that the BJP led MCD "is not capable of clearing the garbage." and accused BJP of "punishing the people of Delhi."