Congress blames Centre, AAP Govt for doctors' strike

New Delhi, Jun 23: Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the government doctors' strike in hospitals and blamed the Centre and AAP for not being "bothered" to meet their demands.

Maken, who led a party delegation to Jung, expressed solidarity with the striking doctors saying their demands for basic facilities such as security, salaries on time, availability of life-saving and generic drugs were genuine.

Doctors' strike: Cong blames Centre, AAP

"These should be met by the government so that people are not put to needless inconvenience, as the onset of monsoon will also lead to the spread of many contagious diseases like dengue, and if the doctors are on strike, then it will create a serious situation," he said.

Representatives of farmers who cultivate vegetables on the banks of Yamuna and people from the Muslim community were also present during the meeting.

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Alleging that farmers who have been raising vegetable crops on the river banks for the "past 70 years", were being removed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Maken demanded their rehabilitation.

"The government should provide these farmers training in floriculture, the necessary know-how and access to the market, to sell their products," he said.

The Congress delegation also urged the LG to ensure cleanliness, uninterrupted power and water supply to Muslim dominated areas during the holy month of Ramzan.


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