BJP politicians and Councillors pocketed hundreds of crores in setting up trommel machines to clear up the Ghazipur garbage mountain, but no gain was made as the land fill only grew taller and taller, said Anil Kumar.
New Delhi: Delhi Pradesh on Sunday said that yet another fire at the mountainous Ghazipur landfill site was a standing testimony to huge corruption in BJP-ruled MCDs. The civic agency has learnt no lessons from the recent major fire at the same site, which took the Delhi Fire Force over 50 hours to extinguish.
Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been talking big about the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and other ‘revolutionary’ technological advancements in the past seven years, yet his government could do nothing to solve this land fill crisis, and in cleaning the noxious Yamuna river, the lifeline of Delhi. He said that the Modi government was in a tearing hurry to merge the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi to postpone the MCD elections, but not in clearing up the garbage mess at Ghazipur, created by 15 years of corrupt misrule by the BJP.
Anil Kumar said that the BJP politicians and Councillors pocketed hundreds of crores in setting up trommel machines to clear up the Ghazipur garbage mountain, but no gain was made as the land fill only grew taller and taller.
“Instead of making judicious use of the existing three landfills at Ghazipur, Bhalaswa and Okhla, which are deemed as standing ‘monuments’ of BJP’s unprecedented corruption in the MCDs, the BJP has asked the Delhi Development Authority to allot the Ghazipur Paper Mills land, which the Congress will oppose forcefully, as the the existing three landfills are not only major health hazards to the people, but also a major source of Delhi’s pollution,” said Kumar.
He said that the EDMC has washed its hands off regarding the landfill mess, as it claims that it will take at least 10 years, and thousands of crores, in clearing up the legacy waste.