Activists and Delhi’s courts criticise the lack of replantation in the city’s Forest Department and allege that its implementing agencies are incentivised to fell trees because they profit from the auctioned sale of timber.
Instead of taking the outcome as a mandate on its own governance, AAP continues to insist the BJP’s victory is not a win for Modi but for faulty EVMs.
As the MCD goes to the polls, The Wire explains what these bodies do and why the elections are important.
The party has also accused the BJP of “filth and corruption” and the Aam Aadmi party of “betraying the people”.
The charge was refuted and dubbed as a ploy to defame the civic bodies that are controlled by the BJP.
Integrated storm water/flooding management plans will alleviate the problems of water-logging and flooding, but attention must also be paid to civic issues such as keeping the drainage system and streets clean.
The voting percentage in these elections is starkly similar to what was witnessed in the 2013 Assembly elections after which AAP had formed its first government in Delhi.