At time the national Capital is facing water scarcity, a blame game has begun with Delhi Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) unit chief Manoj Tiwari questioned Delhi Chief Minister and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jal Board for Summer Action Plan to meet water demand.
Citing recent visits of Kejriwal in South Delhi colonies, Tiwari asked about the status of installation of water pipelines in colonies promised by CM Kejriwal.
BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from North East constituency said, “The Jal Board is incurring heavy loss under AAP Government.
When the local people of Malviya Nagar encircled Kejriwal and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Somnath Bharti then he promised that he will solve the problem within two to three days,” “There is no respite to Malviya Nagar people though, Kejriwal had also promised that water will be supplied through pipelines from Sonia Water Plant in Sangam Vihar but it has not been done,” Tiwari added.
BJP MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi also protested outside the Delhi Jal Board’s R K Puram office against water woes being faced by the people of her constituency.
She claimed that even municipal areas are facing water shortage and many places in her constituency lack piped water supply.
The DJB, however, said the utility has been supplying water beyond its capacity and the BJP is politicising the issue instead of helping people. Lady Hardinge staff quarters, and upper regions of Anand Parbat and Baljit Nagar lack piped water supply. Then there are areas like Naraina, Krishna Nagar and Arjun Nagar which have piped water supply, but there’s no water for the past 10-15 days,” Lekhi claimed.
“There are regions that complain of pathetic water quality... This is all across R K Puram and every other place. There are places, such as Munrika village, where sewage water gets mixed with potable water,” she alleged.
“I think the Delhi government’s priorities are misplaced. Most women in Delhi are suffering due to water paucity and Kejriwal wants to give them free rides in the Delhi Metro,” she said.