New Delhi: Swaraj India on Friday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission a “complete failure” in Delhi, claiming that only a little over 2 crores of the allotted 366 crores has been spent in the city. “During the five years of the mission, Delhi was supposed to get 360.01 crores. But the total amount spent in Delhi in the last two years is only 2.22 crores,” says the party General Secretary Ajit Jha, claiming that the North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations “did not spend a single rupee” in 2015-16 from the 92.28 crores and 83.99 crores allocated respectively.
“In last two years, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has spent a meagre 1.86 crore out of its allocated 66.47 crores,” he claimed.
Questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party’s commitment towards clean Delhi and Swachh Bharat, party’s Chief Spokesperson Anupam said: “Hardly anything has been done under the mission in Delhi. But the BJP leaders, including the Prime Minister, never get tired of photo shoots and making speeches. Owing to these reasons, PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission has become a joke in the national capital. It has been a complete failure.”
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The party demanded that PM Modi take cognisance of the lapses and immediately take steps to ensure its effective implementation.