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Habit of Delhi govt to blame others for its inefficiency: LG VK Saxena blasts AAP over water shortage

The residents of Delhi continue to face an acute water crisis this summer, with scenes of long queues and people struggling to secure even a basic supply in several areas. As temperatures soar to nearly 50 degrees Celsius, the demand for water has risen significantly, leaving many desperate.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 31, 2024 21:21 IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena with CM Arvind Kejriwal
Image Source : FILE PHOTO Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena with CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Friday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government over the ongoing water crisis in the city saying it has become a habit of the Delhi government to hide its inefficiency and inability during the past 10 years and blaming others for their every failure.

In a statement, VK Saxena said, "It has become a habit of the Delhi government to hide its inefficiency and inability during the past 10 years. They blame others for their every failure and just avoid their responsibilities by doing social media press, conferences and court cases and misleading the public. I believe this shortage of water in Delhi is only due to the management of the government..."

"From the last few days, we can see the irresponsible attitude of the Delhi government towards the water crisis in Delhi. Today in Delhi, people are seen risking their lives and running behind tankers to get water. But the government is blaming other states for its failures. The Chief Minister's promise of 24-hour water supply in Delhi has so far proved to be a trick. Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are continuously supplying their fixed quota of water to Delhi. Despite this, the biggest reason for the severe shortage of water in Delhi today is that fifty-four per cent of the water produced is not accounted for. 40 per cent of water is wasted during supply due to old and dilapidated pipelines. Thousands of crores of rupees have been spent by the Delhi government in the last 10 years, but the old pipelines could not be repaired or replaced and not enough pipes were laid," Saxena said.

"This water is stolen and sold to the poor by the tanker mafia. How unfortunate is this that while on the one hand, in the rich areas of Delhi, an average of 550 litres of water is being supplied per person per day, on the other hand, only fifteen litres of water per person is being supplied on an average in the villages and slums...," he added.

AAP in response to VK Saxena said, "Once again, Delhi LG is playing cheap and dirty politics with the people of Delhi. Every time Delhi faces a crisis, it is only the Kejriwal government that looks for solutions while the LG resorts to playing dirty politics. It is clear that he is an outsider who has no interest in the welfare of Delhi or Delhiites. We do not feel it necessary or appropriate to fight with him on every issue."

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