BJP MLAs raise dirty water issue, stage walkout

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BJP MLAs raise dirty water issue, stage walkout

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs raised the issue of ‘dirty water’ being allegedly supplied in the national Capital and staged a walkout on the first day of the Winter Session of the Delhi Assembly on Monday when their request for a discussion on the matter was turned down.

As the House proceedings began, Gupta and three BJP legislators Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Om Prakash Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan showed bottles filled with “dirty water” they had brought with them.

“We wanted to have a discussion on the supply of dirty water in Delhi. We had submitted two requests -- calling attention motion and adjournment motion -- to discuss the issue,” Gupta said. 

To the Opposition’s demand for a discussion, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said he would not allow discussion on matters not listed in the business of House.

Gupta said that water being supplied in the city has failed quality tests conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standard, but despite this, the Opposition was not being allowed to raise this issue.

Speaker Goel said he will not allow discussion on it as there are several matters listed in the business of House and there was a lack of time.

Following the Speaker’s decision, all the four BJP legislators walked out of the House to register their protest.

Gupta said that it is

misfortune of Delhiites that they are under compulsion to drink polluted water. “It is sad that the Government is trying to escape from facing the burning issue affecting public health,” he said.

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