Ahead of the Delhi municipal elections, the Aam Aadmi party pledged that it will regularize the appointment of dengue breeding control (DBC) officers from all three public bodies if they come to power. AAP leader Somnath Bharti said a total of 3,500 DBC workers are employed by the three municipal companies in Delhi and is lashing out at the ruling BJP for failing to regularize their appointments.
Meanwhile, 91 years ago, New Delhi, the modern major capital of India with the Raisina Hill complex at its heart, the foundation stones of which were laid more than a century ago by King George V and Queen Mary, on this day in 1931 inaugurated by Viceroy Lord Irwin. The inauguration ceremony was spread over a week, during which the then Viceroy also dedicated the All-India War Memorial Arch, now known as India Gate, on February 12 of that year to the memory of the soldiers who died in the First World War (1914-1918). ). ) and the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919).
#TodayInHistory † The Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin, inaugurated New Delhi as the new capital of India on this day in 1931.
From the Delhi Archives: Aerial view of the then newly constructed Secretariat and Parliament Buildings, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/x2eR03H9Pd
— Delhi Archives (@Delhi_Archives) February 13, 2022