Delhi Congress president Jai Prakash Agarwal on Wednesday wrote a letter to Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna requesting him to regularise the services of 7,000 safai karamcharis under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and give them all the facilities as entitled. He said the permanent safai karamcharis were also being denied the benefit of the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

Jai Prakash Agarwal said it was surprising that for the past many years, so many safai karamcharis were working as daily-wage earners, and for the last six months, they were also not being paid their salaries which has put their family life in a turmoil. He said the BJP which rules the MCD, has been keeping a blind eye to the plight of these safai karamcharis, according to a DPCC Press release.