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AAP slams BJP for poor show by corpns in cleanliness rankings | Delhi News - Times of India
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NEW DELHI: Following the poor performance of the capital’s three municipal corporations in the 2020 Swachh Survekshan, Aam Aadmi Party attacked BJP, which runs the corporations. Among the 47 cities with a population of 10 lakh or more, East Delhi Municipal Corporation ranked 46th, North Delhi Municipal Corporation was at 43 and South Delhi Municipal Corporation fared marginally better at 31st rank.
AAP functionary Durgesh Pathak, in a press conference, said that the municipal corporations have tarnished the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The PM talks about the cleanliness mission of the country everywhere,” Pathak said, blaming BJP councillors and functionaries for the poor performance of the civic bodies.
“The corporations keep proving themselves to be the most corrupt and incompetent department over and over. If you try to find any 10 drains of your locality, you will see that the corporations never cleaned those drains. This is the reason why the city is waterlogged after every rain,” the functionary added.
Pathak also alleged that the civic bodies have miserably failed in the capital in every area, from education to health. Pointing out that the survey was conducted by the Union government, not AAP, he said, “BJP leaders have been busy in making money through corruption”.
The AAP functionary said that one of the key responsibilities of the municipal corporations of Delhi is cleaning the city, but the survey clearly shows that they have miserably failed.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana rejected charges of corruption and asked the AAP functionaries to name a single leader against whom they have evidence of graft. “The AAP government has crippled the municipal corporations by not providing enough funds,” Khurana said.

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