Commuters had a harrowing time as traffic came to a standstill in various parts of the city as sanitation workers blocked major thoroughfares such as NH 24 and Vikas Marg among others. They dumped garbage and set tyres ablaze on the roads.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, who had yesterday recommended to the AAP government to extend conditional loans to the civic bodies, is set to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh today.

Delhi Home Minister Satyender Jain tweeted, "If salaries are paid upto December than why strike". The strike entered its eighth day today.

Jain questioned the role of councilors and mayors of the BJP-ruled corporations in the protests. The three civic bodies told the Delhi High Court yesterday that the employees have been paid salaries till December 2015.

"It seems like politics now. If they have indeed paid salaries then why stage such protests? BJP is doing politics and misleading people. What explains the presence of mayors and BJP councilors in the protests otherwise?", Jain asked.

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