Delhi needs 1300 MGD water while 30% alone gets wasted in leakage, said Adesh Gupta.
New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday said the way Delhiites are longing for a drop of water and there is acute shortage all around in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unfazed and unable to tell what happened to Rs 57000 crore given to Delhi Jal Board.
Senior party leader Baijayant Jay Panda said that such is the situation of the board that forget giving round the clock water supply, it is not even able to give clean water.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said it is same Kejriwal who used to say about Sheila Dikshit government that when we come to power we would get rid of water tanker mafia but has now shaken hands with same people who are filling his ministers and MLAs pockets. Water pipe lines have been changed only on papers with no work visible on ground. He said CAG has written 22 times to Kejriwal asking for account of this money but to no avail. He said Delhi now needs 13000 MGD water but 30 per cent of the water supplied is wasted in leakage itself. In fact, FIR should be registered against him for making Delhiites drink contaminated, smelly and bad quality water, he demanded.
Party leaders said that now Kejriwal has got Rs 75000 crore budget but Delhiites are still crying for water. He said CM has said repeatedly he would give pure water to Delhiites but fact is 44 per cent of aren’t getting pure drinking water. They are getting afflicted with water borne diseases. He said when water samples were tested 42 per cent6 of it failed. Not a single water treatment plant came up during last eight years and no steps were taken by Kejriwal to take care of water logging resulting into most areas getting submerged even with little and unseasonal rains.