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Garbage dumped for Delhi BJP chief to clean

Garbage dumped for Delhi BJP chief to clean
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Garbage dumped for Delhi BJP chief to clean, \"We have been talking about the need for cleanliness in Delhi for last eight years. The BJP-ruled MCD has never taken up the issue seriously. The Prime Minister has started talking about it only now. It is only photo-op session, not more than that”.

New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay has found himself in a controversy after photographs emerged that garbage was littered on a sidewalk in posh Lodhi Road locality before he along with former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi cleaned it as part of a Swachh Bharat initiative. The photographs showed that sanitation workers from civic agency brought garbage on trolley and littered the pavement outside the India Islamic Centre allegedly sometime before Upadhyay, Ilmi and some others cleaned the site with brooms yesterday.
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay and ex-AAP leader Shazia Ilmi at a cleanliness drive in New Delhi
As the photographs of garbage being littered for the event found way to Twitter, Congress and AAP came down heavily on BJP, saying the incident "exposed" the sincerity of the government towards cleanliness and that it showed the party's "double standards".Facing allround attack, Upadhyay on his part said he was invited by the India Islamic Centre for the event and claimed that he was not aware about garbage being dumped deliberately.An official of India Islamic Centre said sanitation workers had dumped garbage after realising that there was an event at the site as part of the Swachh Bharat initiative. Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, reacting sharply, said BJP has been misguiding people on a number of issues and the incident has "exposed" the party.

"We have been talking about the need for cleanliness in Delhi for last eight years. The BJP-ruled MCD has never taken up the issue seriously. The Prime Minister has started talking about it only now. It is only photo-op session, not more than that”.

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