Addressing a huge crowd at Sangam Vihar on Monday, AAP leaders, led by party chief Arvind Kejriwal, repeated the promises of plentiful water and electricity made by the party during the last polls. This was the party’s third Delhi Dialogue session.
The party has promised uninterrupted electricity supply, slashing of electricity bills by half and “water for all”, with 20,000 litres free water monthly. Kejriwal also promised pipelines in the next five years for homes without them and “as many tanks as you need till then from the Delhi Jal Board”.
“We promised all of you free water from this very ground during the last polls. Many of you from Sagam Vihar, Deoli, Tughlaqabad and other areas did not get this free water. But I promise in the next five years, we will get pipelines installed in every house here. It is a matter of shame for all of us that 14 lakh families in Delhi still do not have pipelines,” Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal said he was working on a “water for all” policy. “We believe in the concept of free water for all. If there is water shortage, even the elite should face it. But the fact is, Delhi has enough water. If we stop water thefts and crack down on tanker mafia in colonies like Sangam Vihar, there will be water for all,” Kejriwal said to cheers from the crowd.
“Till pipelines are put in place, we will install water treatment plants in Sangam Vihar and nearby areas. The DJB will send as many tankers as required,” Kejriwal said.
AAP MLA from Sangam Vihar Dinesh Mohania also echoed Kejriwal’s promises.
Claiming credit for cutting electricity bills during the party’s 49-day tenure, party leaders promised to repeat their achievement while attacking the BJP for the increase in prices.
“We managed to slash electricity prices in 48 hours after taking over. However, the BJP government at the Centre has not been able to fulfil its pre-poll promise of bringing down electricity prices by 30 per cent in six months. In fact, prices have increased by 15 per cent,” Kejriwal said.
The crowd, which was scattered around 6 pm, swelled as the evening progressed with around 1,000 people gathering by the time Kejriwal arrived.