Delhi Congress to start mega sanitisation drive from Monday

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Looking at the growing number of coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Congress chief Anil Kumar Chaudhary said on Saturday that the party will launch a mega sanitisation programme in all the 272 municipal wards from Monday.

Addressing a press conference from the state unit headquarters here, Chaudhary said that the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi and the BJP-ruled municipal corporations have woefully failed to carry out sanitation across Delhi despite Covid-19 cases going up daily.

He said the fact that Covid-19 cases have been increasing sharply in Delhi is proof enough that the Arvind Kejriwal government and he municipal corporations have not only failed in their duty to sanitise even the hotspot areas, but they have also failed to provide free meals to the poor and the needy.

He alleged that the Kejriwal government has been playing politics with welfare measures during these critical times, as the Delhi government has been asking for Aadhaar cards from the poor people for giving them free meals.

The Congress leader said that the party has been supplying healthy and nutritious meals to the poor and the needy ever since the imposition of the lockdown from around 106 “Congress kitchens” across the city, besides opening a kitchen at the party office from April 23 to cater to the poor people living in the Rouse Avenue area.

He said the rising number of Covid-19 cases is proof enough that the Delhi government’s much-touted ‘SHIELD’ (S-Sealing, H-Home Quarantine, I-Isolation, E-Essential Supply, L-Local Sanitization and D-Door to Door Health Check-up) programme has totally collapsed.

He said that not only the number of cases has gone up sharply, even the number of hotspot areas has also risen.

The Congess leader said that if the Kejriwal government and the MCDs had done their job properly, Delhi would not have been in such a perilous situation, as the lockdown seems to be heading for another extension in the national capital.