Water crisis deliberate conspiracy by AAP Govt: BJP

  • | Wednesday | 12th June, 2024

Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva  on Tuesday here claimed that the water crisis in Delhi is a deliberate conspiracy by the Delhi government. He accused the government of turning the situation into a revenue generating avenue in connivance with its Ministers and MLAs. Making this assertion in a news conference, he also said if Delhi residents are struggling for every drop of water today, the responsibility lies with the Water Minister, the Jal Board, its officials, its chairman, and the Delhi government. Addressing the press conference, Media Head Praveen Shankar Kapoor highlighted that hundreds of Delhiites are posting videos showing wastage due to leaks in Jal Board pipelines. He criticized the government for misleading the public with false statements instead of addressing pipeline leakages. Sachdeva presented some technical images and video clips revealing the theft of water by tanker mafias from the Munak Canal, facilitated by the Kejriwal government. The BJP President demonstrated how the water released by the Haryana government for Delhi is stolen by tanker mafias between Munak Canal and Kakori with the Delhi governments support. Sachdeva showed images of tankers lined up along the canal, filling up water and selling it at exorbitant prices in water-scarce areas of the city. He alleged that the proceeds are probably going to the Delhi Chief Minister, Water Minister, and various officials.He demanded answers from Ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj about the presence of water tankers along the canal. Sachdeva pointed out that on June 9, Delhi government ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj inspected the Munak Canal area, where Jal Board officials confirmed that Haryana is supplying more than enough water. Despite this, the ministers continue to blame the Haryana government. Sachdeva remarked that Atishi repeatedly mentions additional water from Himachal, but the reality is that the Delhi government lacks storage and treatment facilities for this water. He noted that the Delhi Jal Board can treat only 900 MGD of water, and any additional water will exacerbate theft, increasing it from 25% to 40%.  He showcased another video depicting a decade-long leakage in Delhi Jal Board pipes, which has not been repaired to date.

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