Several workers of the BJP as well as the Congress today held protests outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence here demanding immediate improvement in the power and water supply in the national capital.
Police used water canons to disperse the BJP protestors who had assembled in large numbers.
Attacking Kejriwal, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said while Delhi was facing severe water and power crisis, the chief minister was busy fulfilling his political ambitions in Goa and Punjab.
“The government has turned a blind eye to the issues of power outages and water crisis in the city. The Chief minister is on a Goa trip and the minister in-charge of water is touring Punjab.
“There are areas which are reeling under severe shortage of water and there are power cuts for over three hours a day affecting water supply. This government lacks vision and administrative control. While Delhiites are craving for water, the Chief Minister is busy in his political expansion in Goa and Punjab,” Upadhyay said.
The BJP protest was followed by a demonstration by the members of the women’s wing of Delhi Congress.
Holding pots in their hands, the women workers raised slogans against Kejriwal.
“Water and power is unavailable even for two days at a stretch. The Delhi chief minister should be ashamed of this. He (Kejriwal) should think of the national capital rather than thinking of Goa and Punjab. He has spent only on his advertisements,” Delhi Mahila Congress president Barkha Shukla Singh said.
Several parts of the city have been facing long and frequent power outages for the last couple of weeks.