The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitation workers went on an indefinite strike on Thursday over non-payment of dues.
The workers held protests against EDMC Mayor Neema Bhagat, outside her office in Delhi’s Geeta Colony.
The protestors shouted slogans against the Delhi Government and the Centre. They also made an effigy of Mayor Bhagat, and took turns to blow kicks at it.
Meanwhile, the strike has caused inconvenience to the public, which complained of heaps of garbage lying at various spots in the city.
“We are facing a lot of problems due to the garbage; cases of Chikungunya and Dengue are on the rise. Workers don’t come to clean; and neither drains nor the roads are getting cleaned. There are heaps of garbage at so many spots,” Delhi resident Vijay Kumar told ANI.
“The problem has been continuing for two-three years now. There is always a strike for one or the other reason. We completely sympathise with the sanitation workers, but we’ll also question our elected government, the mayor, and the MPs. What are they doing while the people are living in such unhygienic conditions?” said another resident, B.S. Vohra.