Mayors End Protest Near Kejriwal’s House After Meeting Health Min

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Mayors of all the three Delhi municipal corporations, who were sitting in protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house on Monday, 26 October, ended their day-long protest after meeting with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, ANI reported

The mayors were protesting against the non-payment of salaries of employees of the corporation.

According to The Times of India, the mayors had said that they would not move from his residence.

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“I want to ask Delhi government, why they are spending crores of rupees in publicity? Delhi government is not doing anything. We request the CM to hear us and answer by when they will respond,” Mayor Jay Prakash told the newspaper. 

Prakash had further alleged that they were not given an appointment though they had been protesting since 11 am, ANI reported.

However, Jain said that the mayors were given an appointment for 2 pm but had not appeared for the meeting, adding that there was a lot of corruption in MCD, ANI reported.

Earlier in the day, the Indian Medical Association slammed the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) and the Delhi government stating they are politicising the matter instead of paying the doctors in Hindu Rao hospital.

"MCD claims that the Delhi government has blocked their funds while Delhi government claims that the Centre is not releasing the state's taxes. They are just passing the buck but where would it stop? Someone has to step out and take the responsibility rather than turning the grievances of the doctors into a merry-go-round," the IMA chief Dr Rajan Sharma said.

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(With inputs from The Times of India)

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