Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday allegedly ‘ran away’ as two BJP leaders tried to accost him for an appointment over the issue of water in the national capital, reported news agency ANI. Kejriwal who was leaving after his meeting with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was chased by BJP MP Parvesh Verma and BJP-SAD MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa in a video that was published by the agency on its Twitter handle.
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While speaking to the agency, both the leaders expressed their disappointment by saying that Delhi CM has time for West Bengal CM but not Delhi MLAs. “Arvind Kejriwal ran away on seeing us, he is not meeting Delhi’s MP, MLA but West Bengal CM. Delhi ki janta mar rahi hai pyaasi (people of Delhi are dying because of thirst),” Parvesh Verma was quoted as saying by the ANI. On the other hand, Sirsa said that they were only asking for water and not Delhi CM’s resignation. “Hum resign maangne nahi, sirf paani maangne aaye hain lekin wo (Delhi CM) bhaag gaye mujhe dekh kar (we didn’t ask for resignation, only for water, he ran away after seeing me),” Manjinder Singh Sirsa told ANI.
In the latest development, Haryana has decided to release Delhi’s share of Yamuna water and distribution in the national capital, mainly in its north and central parts, revealed Arvind Kejriwal in one his tweets. “Haryana has started releasing water. Production likely to be normal by tomorrow morning and distribution by tomorrow evening. We are constantly monitoring situation,” Kejriwal wrote. Reacting to this, Delhi Jal Board CEO Keshav Chandra expressed hope that production at the treatment plants: Wazirabad and Chandrawal, will “stabilise” by tomorrow and supply will gradually improve. “Water distribution will take one more day to normalise. Hopefully by tonight Wazirabad pond level would be restored and production will stabilise from tomorrow. Distribution will take one more day to normalise because after production all the underground reservoirs and all the lines are to be filled up,” Chandra told PTI.