India, Jan. 20 -- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is increasing the annual funds given to each councillor from Rs.50 lakh to Rs.1 crore at a time when several employees of the three municipal corporations (MCDs) are on strike over non-payment of salaries.

The SDMC and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied ordering any hike, saying the local area development fund for councillors has been Rs.1 crore for the past several years.

Senior AAP leader and chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said that on Tuesday, the SDMC increased the annual funds for each councillor from Rs.50 lakh to Rs.1 crore. "Employees of the BJP-ruled MCDs are on strike because doctors, nurses, m...