BJP holds protests, slams Kejriwal Government for city water woes

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BJP holds protests, slams Kejriwal Government for city water woes

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi BJP leaders and workers took out protest marches on Wednesday across the national Capital over the water crisis in the city, and slammed the ruling Arvind Kejriwal government. Holding responsible for water crisis here, Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva took part in the protest at Andrews Ganj, where he was accompanied by New Delhi MP Bansuri Swaraj and accused Atishi of indulging in theatrics to distract attention from theft and black marketing of water, and said that the AAP government should be sacked for its inaction. "This water crisis was created by the AAP government," he said.

Sachdeva attacked the AAP government, saying its free water scheme has proved to be a "sham". "The corrupt Kejriwal government of Delhi which made the people of Delhi yearn for every drop of water and in the last ten years made DJB its earning centre. By giving priority to its personal interests, it not only looted the Jal Board but also did not hesitate in emptying the treasury of Delhi," he said.

Blaming Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party leader for collusion with the 'tanker mafia', Sachdeva said, "The way working women are standing in lines for water by staying awake all night and children are staying without bathing for many days, all this is the result of Kejriwal and his MLAs' collusion with the tanker mafia."

He claimed that in 2006, when BJP MLA Sushil Chaudhary was in power at Indira Camp, a pipeline was installed here, but since then, whether it is the Congress government or the AAP, both have done only corruption.

North west Delhi BJP MP Yogendra Chandolia led the padyatra in Rithala's Mandir Marg and said, "It is very unfortunate that the AAP government, which has hollowed out the Jal Board like termites, has not been able to provide water even after being in power for the last 10 years. We will also raise this issue in the Parliament so that the people of Delhi can get clean water. "

New Delhi BJP MP Bansuri Swaraj claimed that the AAP is running away from its responsibilities by giving it a political colour. "But the reality is that the BJP councillors in Delhi are making tankers available to the common people by putting pressure on the DJB through their efforts," she stated.

BJP MP from South Delhi Ramvir Singh Bidhuri has called the threat of water minister Atishi to sit on a hunger strike from June 21 another drama. He reminded Atishi that it is the responsibility of the Aam Aadmi Party government to provide drinking water to the people of Delhi, but it has completely failed in this.

Leading the protest march in Kishan Ganj Colony, Chandni Chowk MP Praveen Khandelwal said that water supply in Delhi is currently dependent on tankers. "Despite water supply being much more than 1000 MGD, people are still dependent on tankers. More than 54% of water is being wasted in Delhi. There is no accounting for the Rs 8,400 crore received by the Delhi Jal Board over the past nine years. Before 2014, the Jal Board had a profit of ?600 crore, but now it is running a loss of Rs 73,000 crore. Despite such corruption, Ms. Atishi is blaming the Haryana government for her faults," he said

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