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'Serial killer of Delhiites': AAP attacks BJP over proposed landfill sites

India Today logo India Today 15-09-2022 Ram Kinkar Singh
Dilip Pandey Dilip Pandey

The BJP is planning to make the lives of Delhiites hell, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed, accusing the BJP-ruled civic body of Delhi of planning to create 16 new garbage mountains in Delhi. At a press conference, the Aam Aadmi Party made it clear that it will not allow the civic body to put up additional landfill sites.

The AAP has attacked the BJP, all guns blazing, alleging that the BJP, which is unable to process the garbage at the three existing landfills, are identifying sites and acquiring land for 16 new landfill sites. "The BJP has activated all projects which were shelved for a while, and the preparations for the creation of 16 new landfill sites have also begun. While the AAP is hoisting national flags at 500 spots, the BJP is gearing up to make 16 new garbage mountains. Should Delhiites take selfies at these proposed landfills?" AAP MLA Dilip Pandey said.

"The BJP is not only a serial killer of democracy, it is also becoming a serial killer of Delhiites by making these landfill sites. Criminal offences should be registered against the BJP," he said, adding: "BJP is number 1 in kooda-kachra-corruption."

However, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has vehemently refuted claims that it has any plans to set up new sanitary landfill sites at 16 locations across the national capital.

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"The MCD completely denies the allegation and wishes to state in very unambiguous terms that there is no plan to establish any new sanitary landfill sites. In fact, the corporation is working tirelessly to flatten the three existing landfill sites at Bhalswa, Okhla and Ghazipur. The corporation is delighted to share that, in a few places, it has reduced the height of garbage mounds by 10-15 meters," the civic body said in a statement.

"The corporation is leaving no stone unturned to flatten the landfill sites. It has taken a slew of measures to reduce the height of landfill sites by deploying trommel machines, offering inert and C&D waste free of cost, sale of Refuse Driven Fuel (RDF) to industry to co-opting public for segregation of waste at source and discouraging use of single-use plastic."

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