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Tag: AAP’s Delhi Govt

Saffrons & Broomers are Boomeranging Air Pollution

(New Delhi)Saffrons & Broomers are Boomeranging Air Pollution in Delhi
Delhi’s air pollution skyrocketed after Diwali. A layer of haze enveloped the national capital as the city’s air quality plummeted to the “severe” category for the first time this season.
The overall air quality index (AQI) stood at 463 at 11.30 am, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
The AQI at Pusa, Lodhi Road, Airport Terminal T3, Noida, Mathura Road, Ayanagar, IIT Delhi, Dhirpur, and Chandni Chowk was 480, 436, 460, 668, 413, 477, 483, 553 and 466, respectively. Ruling AAP on Monday said that the saffron party has “a habit of” opposing everything that the Kejriwal government does.
But Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta hit back, saying the Aam Aadmi Party is making these claims to “distract” people from its failures to curb air pollution to a manageable level.
Addressing a press conference, senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said BJP leaders should think about their families before bursting crackers.
He was apparently referring to Delhi unit BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who posted a video on Twitter where he could be seen lighting earthen lamps and bursting firecrackers with people in unauthorised colonies.
Gupta said ,AAP is making such claims because its government has not done any ground work in Delhi. “Controlling pollution needs work all through the year. The AAP has not done that and now to distract people from its own failures it is making such comments.”

Indisposed CM Kejriwal Approves Pay+Allowances Hike of Delhiites 70 MLAs

[New Delhi] Indisposed CM Kejriwal Approves Pay+Allowances Hike of Delhiites MLAs
This decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Indisposed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence.
They, however, did not specify the quantum of hike in allowances and salary. Delhi has 70 MLAs.
In July, a group of AAP legislators had demanded a significant hike in salary, arguing that their earnings were not enough to run their family and offices.
In October, a three-member committee headed by former Secretary General of Lok Sabha PDT Achary had recommended two-and-half-fold hike in salary from current Rs 88,000 per month to Rs 2.10 lakh.
The committee, which had submitted its report to Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, had favoured a 400 per cent hike in basic salary of MLAs from Rs 12,000 to Rs 50,000 per month.

AAP’s Delhi Govt Syphoning Fatty Cakes to Its Party Members

[New Delhi]AAP’s Delhi Govt Syphoning Fatty Cakes to Its Party Members
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi today admitted that a few party members were getting benefits like official house and cars.
In a reply to BJP MLA OP Sharma’s question, government said that these members have been appointed as co-terminus staff with it.
Government in its reply said that Bibhav Kumar, private secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aswathi Muralidharan, joint secretary to Chief minister, have been allotted houses.
The government also said the salary of these staff, who are in the grade pay of Rs 8,700 equivalent to senior IAS officers.
Apart from 17 co-terminus staff, eight contractual staffs are hired and get Rs 60,000 to Rs 1.15 lakh.
There are two advisors who work on the salary of Rs one per month.