Scores of councillors from BJP-ruled MCDs led by three mayors today staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, demanding clearance of their pending dues by the AAP government.
During the protest, BJP councillors raised slogans against the Kejriwal Government and slammed it for calling a two-day special session of Delhi Assembly to discuss the working of civic bodies, saying the move is only intended to “defame” the municipal corporations.
Councillors and mayors alleged that the city government has not implemented the report of Fourth Finance Commission so far following which all the BJP-controlled civic bodies are facing a fund crunch.
During the protest, the police tried to pacify the councillors and three mayors, but they did not relent. Thereafter, police detained them and brought them to the nearest police station where they were released after sometime.
To express their protest against the government’s decision to call the two-day special session starting tomorrow, all three MCDs - East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation - have called a one-day joint session at Ramlila Ground on June 9.