Delhi BJP to Jung: Release Rs 2,900 cr for civic bodies

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New Delhi, Feb 2: Charging the AAP government of trying to "fail" the BJP-ruled municipal corporations by denying them funds, Delhi BJP today asked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to intervene for release of Rs 2,900 crore to end the crisis due to the strike by employees of civic bodies.

A delegation of leaders of three BJP-ruled municipal corporations led by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay met Jung and sought his "direction" to the Delhi government for "immediate" release of Rs 2,900 crore recommended by 3rd Delhi Finance Commission, to the municipal corporations.


"Acceptance of 4th DFC recommendations by the Delhi government shows it knows how much fund is needed to run the corporations but it is not being implemented as the government wants them to fail," Upadhyay said.

The delegation asked the Lt Governor to intervene in view of the hardships being faced by people due to municipal corporation employees' strike and direct the Delhi government to immediately release Rs 2,900 crore and implement the 4th DFC recommendations, he said.

A memorandum submitted to Jung also sought his help in release of pending property tax dues on various central and Delhi government institutions.

Mayors Subhash Arya (South), Harshdeep Malhotra (East) and Ravinder Gupta (North) along with other leaders of three municipal corporations were part of the delegation.


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