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Water crisis: Delhi may feel the pinch as Jat quota stir rages on in Haryana

CM Arvind Kejriwal talked to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his Haryana counterpart M L Khattar to discuss the situation.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2016 8:25 pm
jat-train759 CM Arvind Kejriwal talked to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his Haryana counterpart M L Khattar to discuss the situation.

As water supply may be “significantly affected in Delhi in next one-two days due to Jat protest in Haryana, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to approach Supreme Court immediately seeking urgent hearing over the crisis.

Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra today held an emergency meeting with DJB officials and decided to rationalise water supply till the situation is normal.

Mishra said that protestors have broken gates of Munak canal due to which water supply will be affected across the
national capital.

Visuals Of The Jat Agitation, Rapid Action Force & Central Reserve Police Force

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“The Delhi CM has directed DJB to approach the apex court immediately to seek an urgent hearing as water crises may prevail if supply is not made normal at the earliest,” said a senior government official.

Kejriwal talked to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his Haryana counterpart M L Khattar to discuss the situation.

“Spoke to Haryana CM. He has assured that he will immediately send army to ensure safety of munak canal(sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.

In another tweet, Kejriwal said, “Am worried about impact of Jat agitation on Delhi esp Delhi’s water supply. Sought time from Rajnath ji”.

“Have spoken to HM about Munal canal crisis. He has assured me to direct Army Chief and do the needful to avoid water crisis in Delhi,” Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also tweeted.

Fresh incidents of violence were today reported inHaryana as the Jat stir for quota intensified with protestors
torching a railway station in Jind even as the Army conducted a flag march in two curfew-bound districts and used helicopters to reach parts of the blocked Rohtak district.

As the violence by Jat protestors demanding quota continued unabated, Chief Minister Manohar Khattar issued a fresh appeal to the people to maintain peace.

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    IML sood
    Feb 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm
    A golden chance send Kujliandparty with all Aaptards immediately to face them as they boast to be champion of serving Delhi. Water crisis if happens in Delhi will expose this tricker who claims to be most intelligent but in fact an people are tolerating
    1. A
      Feb 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm
      So, Kejriwal wants an urgent hearing in Supreme Court. Is the Chief justice of India a plumber or a masion, who will restore water supply on payment. What does Kejriwal expect from Supreme Court.
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        Docile Devil
        Feb 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm
        Hindering water supply of a state used to be an act of war. What will going to SC do? The CM should coordinate with Khattar to secure water canals. Today they have broken the gates.. Tomorrow they may even contaminate the water. What kind of example are we setting towards maintaining law and order if we cannot even control access to sensitive areas such as canals that supply water to the entire city!
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          S Subramaniam
          Feb 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm
          What the Apex Court can do in the present NCR water crisis when the Mullaperiar and cauvery river water disputes have not been resolved amicably. These the fruits of divide and rule policy followed by those who ruled from our Independence.
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            Sunil Kumar
            Feb 21, 2016 at 11:09 am
            Government is unable to diffuse the crisis in haryana, and the situation is getti g worse. There should be presidents rule. It is the only solution now.
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