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Senior AAP leader and MCD in-charge Shri Durgesh Pathak on Saturday said that the people of Delhi have collectively decided to vote for the Kejriwal government in the MCD as they have realised that the BJP has failed to effectively run the MCD in the last 15 years. He said that a recent report by National Environment Tribunal, Central Pollution Board and IIT-Delhi depicts a loss of Rs 450 crores to Delhi’s environment owing to the three landfills in the national capital. The analysis report also states that the landfills have ruined the underground water reserve up to 10-15 kms of area around those mountains, he added. Dictating the figures, he said that there is 90 lakh MT of garbage in Bhalswa landfill, 50 lakh MT of garbage in Okhla landfill, and 140 lakh MT of garbage in Ghazipur landfill.

Shri Durgesh Pathak said, “In the last 15 years the biggest achievement of the BJP-ruled MCD has been building three Taj Mahals in Delhi, one in Bhalswa, one in Okhla and one in Ghazipur. These are the Taj Mahals of garbage, that welcome you in Delhi from various routes whether you enter from Haryana or Uttar Pradesh. The biggest symbols of the corruption and inefficiency of the BJP in the MCD are these three garbage mountains standing in Delhi. We apprised you of how the BJP is doing corruption in the segregation of waste in these garbage mountains. But today, we have brought a report in front of you which is made by the National Environment Tribunal, Central Pollution Board and IIT-Delhi. They have conducted a collective scientific analysis. In the report, they have found out that these three garbage mountains have cost a loss of Rs 450 crores to the environment of Delhi. If you study the report in detail, they have said that the garbage mountains have ruined the underground water reserve up to 10-15 kms around those mountains. This has also affected the environment around that area and made it difficult for the people residing in that area. Despite promises made by the BJP, you will still find around 90 lakh metric tonnes of garbage, if you visit the Bhalswa landfill. There is 50 lakh metric tonnes of garbage in Okhla landfill, and 140 lakh metric tonnes garbage in Ghazipur landfill. The way BJP is cleaning these landfills, it will take 200 years for them to complete the task.”

“Because of the corruption of the BJP the MCD is fully destroyed. As a result the employees of the MCD are not getting their salaries. The main task of the BJP ruled MCD was cleaning sewers and drains across Delhi, but it did not happen. The BJP has not been able to run the MCD in an effective manner in the last 15 years. Today everyone wants to vote for Kejriwal because they have realised the fact that the BJP has failed to effectively run the MCD. The people of Delhi have collectively decided to vote for Kejriwal in the MCD,” he added.

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