New Delhi: Swaraj India on Sunday flagged off its ‘MCD – My Clean Delhi’ campaign from Karawal Nagar here to rid Delhi of dirt and filth.
The campaign was launched by Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav during a public meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Yadav said: “Information is pouring in from every corner of Delhi. Citizens are registering complaints, but the garbage is not being removed.”
Yadav said that every Delhi neighbourhood has a corner converted into a heap of garbage. “Even the Supreme Court has expressed concern over the unhygienic condition of Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) have already been reprimanded by the apex court.”
Today, Delhi needs such a party, which can work for Delhi, one which considers Delhi its own, and not just a stepping stone or a launch pad, Yadav said.
“People of Delhi are disappointed to see the daily fights between PM Narendra Modi and the ‘small Modi’. People have no hope from them. We need to take responsibilities in our own hands. We have to clean our Delhi,” he said.
Swaraj India Spokesperson Anupam told IANS: “It is a matter of serious concern that Delhi, the face of India, is today sitting atop a heap of waste. The way Dengue and Chikungunya held Delhi to ransom is simply shocking.”
Despite the numerous epidemics, the government is busy playing with statistics in a bid to save its own skin, ignoring unhygienic conditions in and around the national capital, Anupam said.
“If the government is unable to provide such basic amenity as cleanliness, then both its intention and competence are questionable,” he added.