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Delhi BJP to launch stir against Arvind Kejriwal govt over power, water crisis

Delhi BJP to launch stir against Arvind Kejriwal govt over power, water crisis
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New Delhi: The Delhi BJP led by Satish Upadhyay will on Friday launch a massive protest against the Arvind Kejriwal government�s failure to resolve the power and water crisis in the national capital. According to reports, all 14 district units of the BJP will hold protest, demonstration and dharnas to force the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and local legislators to address power and water woes of people here. Attacking the AAP government in Delhi on electricity and water crisis, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay had last week said that the Arvind Kejriwal government was evading responsibilities and did no work on the Summer Action Plan for water and power supply. Upadhyay alleged that the AAP government, which promised 50 percent reduction in power tariff for all, free water, Wi-fi and corruption free administration, had withdrawn the power subsidy to consumers in the capital. "Now the subsidy benefit is restricted to hardly 30 percent of the consumers," he said. As for free water, nobody in the capital knew who was getting free water because even by the government�s own figures, in a city of around 2 crore people, hardly 10.5 lakh consumers were being benefited, he said. �With additional water being sourced from Munak Canal, Delhi is now getting more water than in the past years from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Yet, residents today are facing worst possible water crisis,� he stated. Ramesh Bidhuri, another BJP leader, also led a protest against the AAP government outside the Delhi Jal Board office at Sangam Vihar. A large number of protesters shouted slogans against the Delhi Government. They complained that there was no water supply at Sangam Vihar and they were harassed by the tanker mafia, he said. Bidhuri alleged that �crafty power subsidy and free water scheme had dissuaded tenants from living in rented homes.� Areas like Dwarka, Najafgarh, Uttam Nagar, Sangam Vihar, Tughlakabad, which were dependent on water tankers for the last two decades, are now witnessing less water tankers owing to political interference of ruling party volunteers, he said.

Updated : 5 Jun 2015 5:51 AM GMT
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