New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has demanded Rs 5,000 crore assistance from the Centre to be able to pay salaries to its employees.Also Read - Will Schools in Delhi Reopen as COVID Cases Decline? Sisodia Says Will Discuss Matter With DDMA Tomorrow

“We reviewed Delhi government’s  revenue and its minimum expenses. It needs around Rs 3500 crore per month to pay salaries and bear office expenses. In last 2 months GST collection was Rs 500 Cr each. Combining that with other sources, the govt has Rs 1735 Cr. We need Rs 7000 Cr, for 2 months”, said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, while addressing a presser today. Also Read - Covishield and Covaxin To Get Regular Market Approval From DCGI Soon, Each Dose Likely To be Capped at Rs 275

“I have requested central govt to grant us Rs 5000 Crore. I have written to the Union Finance Minister to provide us this immediate assistance as Delhi govt has not received the fund sanctioned to states under Disaster Relief Fund. Delhi is facing financial issues: Delhi Dy CM Also Read - Delhi to Lift Weekend Curfew, Curbs on Markets Soon; Final Decision Tomorrow

The Deputy CM,  said that in a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, he had demanded Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre as Delhi did not get anything from the disaster relief fund that was given to other states.