The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday took strong objection to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s move to send 10 lakh liters of water per day to Latur from Delhi for next two months, wondering how the government can think of such a proposal when the city itself was grappling with water scarcity.
Calling it a move to gain political mileage, leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said sending water from Delhi to Maharastra’s Latur was not feasible. Latur is grappling with severe water crisis. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, Kejriwal has sought the Centre’s help in sending 10 lakh liters of water per day from Delhi to Latur in the next two months.
“It is a political move to ask the Prime Minister to arrange transportation of water to Latur from Delhi as it is highly unfeasible and uneconomical to send water to such a great distance through special trains.
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“The reality is that one third of Delhi’s own population is being denied supply of potable water,” Gupta said.
The BJP leader also accused the AAP government of not giving due importance to the issue of water scarcity in the national capital.
He also asked why the government has not yet prepared a summer action plan to deal with possible scarcity of water during the peak summer months.
“The people residing in JJ clusters, unauthorised colonies and rural areas are facing acute water shortage,” said Gupta.