The police used water cannons to disperse Delhi BJP leaders and staff as they tried to chop the water connection to Delhi Jal Board chairman (DJB) Satyendar Jain’s home on Monday to protest the alleged poor water provide within the metropolis.
The protesters additionally threatened to chop off the water provide to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence if the difficulty is just not resolved inside the subsequent two days.
The protest got here a day after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staff allegedly broken the water connection to Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta’s residence in Patel Nagar throughout a protest in opposition to the Haryana authorities for allegedly not offering the capital its share of water.
BJP leaders and staff gathered outdoors the DJB’s zonal workplace in Civil Lines space on Monday. They alleged that folks within the metropolis have been going through a disaster as a result of “poor” water provide.
Addressing the protesters, Gupta mentioned, “People in Delhi are craving for each drop of water. The ministers of the Kejriwal government will realise the problems being faced by the people when their water supply is cut off.”
Later, the protesters reached the residence of Jain, who lives in the identical space, and tried to chop the water connection.
“We used a JCB machine to remove the waterline outside Jain’s residence. We will cut the water connection to Kejriwal’s residence, too, if the Delhi government fails to resolve the water crisis being faced by the people in the next two days,” mentioned Delhi BJP media head Navin Kumar.
“The police used water cannons and detained our men during the protest,” he mentioned.
On Saturday, DJB vice chairman Raghav Chadha alleged that Haryana was withholding a part of Delhi’s share of water. He mentioned the DJB had moved the Supreme Court in search of instructions to Haryana to launch the capital’s authentic share of water.
The DJB has been supplying 945 million gallons of water a day (MGD) to metropolis residents this summer time in opposition to the demand of 1,150 MGD, he mentioned.
At current, Delhi has been receiving 479 MGD in opposition to 609 MGD from Haryana. Besides, Delhi attracts 90 MGD groundwater and receives 250 MGD from the Upper Ganga Canal, he had mentioned.
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