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MCD polls: AAP promises to regularise all contractual staff

All Contractual Employees Of Municipal Corporations Will Be Regularised And Their Arrears Cleared If Aam Aadmi Party Is Voted To Power In Delhi Civic Bodies. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Said On Monday.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Apr 2017, 11:54:26 PM
Arvind Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

"All contractual employees of municipal corporations will be regularised and their arrears cleared if Aam Aadmi Party is voted to power in Delhi Civic bodies." Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

This is the second major promise made by the AAP convenor in run-up to the MCD polls scheduled for April 23. Last week he had announced that house tax will be abolished if his party comes to power. Counting of votes will take place on April 26.

Addressing a rally in northwest Delhi's Swaroop Nagararea, Kejriwal said his party will also end "inspector raj" to curb corruption in the MCD.

"MCD sanitation workers go on strike every three months to protest against non-payment of their salaries. They dump garbage on roads.

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"If AAP wins MCD the election, we would ensure they get salaries on the seventh of every month. We will also regularise all employees and ensure they get their arrears", Kejriwal told a gathering here.

He also trashed the BJP's and the Congress's claime that "MCD will go bankrupt" if house tax is abolished saying he has made a "proper planning" for that.

"I assure each of you we will not allow that (MCD going bankrupt) to happen. They (BJP and Congress) have looted MCD so much. If AAP wins MCD elections, we will make it a profit-making body within a year", he said.

Kejriwal said, "We will also abolish inspector raj in municipal corporations...if we come to power we will clean the entire city."

Listing out the achievements of his dispensation, the AAP chief said his government has halved power tariff in the city and provided free water to Delhiites.

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"We have done a lot of work over the last two years. Our government revamped the education and the health sector", he said.

On Mach 31, he had cautioned the people that power and water tariff would increase if either the BJP or the Congress comes to power in civic bodies.

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First Published : 03 Apr 2017, 11:22:00 PM

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