Water cannons used to disperse BJP protesters from outside DJB office

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Water cannons used to disperse BJP protesters from outside DJB office

Sunday, 23 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police on Saturday used a water cannons to disperse BJP workers demonstrating against the AAP Government over water shortage in the the national capital.

Led by the BJP's former South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri, the protesters gathered outside a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) office in Okhla and raised slogans against the AAP government. The police dispersed them with a water cannon after they refused to move.

Amid a punishing heat wave battering the city, Delhi is facing a severe water shortage while the BJP and AAP continue to blame each other for the crisis. Addressing the protesters, Bidhuri alleged that the DJB, which had profits of Rs 600 crore, is now facing losses of Rs 60,000 crore due to corruption.

BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla attacked the AAP, saying that Haryana is sending enough water and the Supreme Court has also acknowledged this.

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