Marathwada drought crisis: Kejriwal praises PM Modi, offers to send water from Delhi

"Delhi also faces water shortages. But considering the sinister situation in Latur, it is our responsibility to help people there," Kejriwal said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 13, 2016 1:16 am
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making efforts to resolve the water crisis in drought-hit Latur and sought his help to send water to the parched district in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, praising the Centre’s efforts to send water to parched Latur district of Maharashtra through train.

In his letter, Kejriwal also stated that Delhi can supply 10 lakh litres of water every day. “We can start sending water from tomorrow if transportation is arranged,” he wrote.

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Delhi also faces water shortage and Delhiites thus understand the problems people there face, he wrote, adding, “considering the grave situation in Latur, it is our responsibility to help people there.”

But the BJP’s Delhi unit president, Satish Upadhyay, accused Kejriwal of playing “dirty politics” in the name of supplying water on humanitarian grounds. Accusing Kejriwal of being more interested in issuing political statements on national and international issues than focussing on addressing Delhi’s problems, Upadhyay said, “The CM should prepare for summer action plan for Delhi before playing politics on water.”

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