Updated May 22nd, 2024 at 13:42 IST

BJP Stopped Yamuna Water Supply to Delhi, Wants to Create Water Crisis: AAP

Atishi, who also holds the water portfolio, said that BJP is involved in targeting the AAP since the polls dates were announced.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Atishi said if the issue isn't resolved soon, the party will move to the Supreme Court. | Image:R Bharat
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New Delhi: Ahead of the six phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 25, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has upped the ante against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by accusing it of hatching a ‘new conspiracy’ to target it and stopping water supply to the national capital from saffron party-ruled Haryana.
Recently, AAP had levelled allegations against the BJP of using MP Swati Maliwal as a ‘pawn’ in an alleged attack case to target CM Arvind Kejriwal.  

While addressing a press conference, Atishi, who also holds the water portfolio, said that BJP is involved in targeting the AAP since the polls dates were announced. 

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"Within five days of the announcement of Lok Sabha polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested so that the AAP could not campaign in the polls. After he came out on interim bail, they used the party's Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal to frame him but even that plan did not work,” news agency PTI quoted Atishi as saying. 

"Then they raked up the old issue of foreign funding to the party and now through their Haryana government, the BJP has stopped the supply of Yamuna water to Delhi," she alleged. Atishi said that they started receiving complaints of water shortage in several areas, even from places where such issues had never risen before. She said they would write to the Haryana government on Wednesday itself.  

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She said if the issue isn't resolved soon, the party will move to the Supreme Court. "The Yamuna level mostly remains at 674 feet at Wazirabad and even when it is at the lowest it remains at 672 feet. But on May 11, it was at 671.6 feet and remained at that level for three days. On May 14 and 15, it was at 671.9 feet and then on May 16 it came down to 671.3 feet and then it further declined to 671 feet in the subsequent three days,” Atishi said. 

"On May 21, maybe for the first time in history, Yamuna's water level came down to 670.9 feet," she added.  Atishi accused the BJP of doing this to "tarnish the image of the AAP government" and "to trouble the people of Delhi". "They want to create a water crisis in the capital. I want to warn the people of Delhi that in the coming days till May 25, more such things will happen. They will do this to manipulate voters. I want to tell BJP that you cannot fool the people of Delhi," she said. 
 

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Published May 22nd, 2024 at 13:42 IST