'City faces water crisis due to negligence of Kejri govt'

The city has been facing water crisis due to the negligence of the Aam Aadmi Party government and even the Supreme Court has reprimanded it saying it has not taken any administrative action in this regard, said Delhi BJP unit President Satish Upadhyay on Monday.

“The water crisis in Delhi arising out of the ongoing agitations in Haryana has once again proved that the Kejriwal government lacks experience to deal with such situations. By declaring one day holiday in schools across the city, the AAP government has tried to spread an imaginative terror,” he added.

He also said that there was no need to close schools across Delhi on Monday. “Despite opposition by the teachers’ unions, the Kejriwal government forced one day holiday in all government and private schools. But the double standards of the AAP government could be seen in this case as well. A MLA of the AAP party Raghuvender Shokeen and his wife Mrs Manisha Shokeen run a public school in Nihal Vihar. This school was not closed on like other schools today. It may be mentioned that this school was in news in July last year for beating a student by the principal.” 

“But when the government issued an order to close all schools then how come the school of his MLA Raghuvender Shokeen remained opened? Does it show that he does not care for anybody. We want to know from the Kejriwal government if it will take any action against this school?”

Upadhyay said that the Kejriwal government neither contacted Haryana government for continuous supply of water from Munak Canal nor it talked to the UP and Uttrakhand governments for making alternative arrangements.

“Since Friday, the government has been telling people that it will request the Supreme Court to intervene in the matter. An atmosphere was created that the Supreme Court has some administrative button which will release water from Haryana to Delhi. Today when this case was raised before the apex court made it clear that Delhi government has not taken any administrative action in this regard,” he said.

Upadhyay added that for the last two days the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was making appeals to people to conserve water but his own government’s functionary had a water tanker stationed outside her house.

“On the one hand the CM was misleading people by saying that he will use as less water as possible, on the other hand his secretary Ms Ashwati pressurised the DJB to supply a water tanker at her official residence. The officers in her neighbourhood did not get even a drop of water for past two days.”
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