Updated June 10th, 2024 at 10:35 IST

Delhi Water Crisis: AAP Accuses Haryana's BJP Govt of Negative Politics, Stopping Its Water Supply

Delhi has been reeling under severe water crisis from the past few weeks.

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Delhi Water Crisis | Image: PTI/ File
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New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday, June 10, accused the BJP government in Haryana of negative politics and stopping water supply in the Yamuna, leading to a severe shortage of water in the national capital. Delhi has been reeling under severe water crisis from the past few weeks.

Priyanka Kakkar, the AAP's chief national spokesperson, claimed during a press conference that 137 cusecs released by Himachal Pradesh following a Supreme Court order had yet to reach Delhi. The BJP government in Haryana has not only stopped Delhi's water from Himachal Pradesh but also reduced the national capital's share of 1,050 cusecs, according to an agreement between the two states, by 200 cusecs, AAP spokesperson Kakkar claimed.

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Kakkar said the Delhi government will put all these issues before the Supreme Court, which will hear the matter on Monday. "On 31st May, Delhi Govt went to Supreme Court and told that before reaching SC, it was found that Himachal Pradesh govt has 137 cusecs of additional drinking water and it is ready to give it to Delhi. So in the Supreme Court, we only demanded that Haryana should let this water come to Delhi. Supreme Court said that Himachal Pradesh is ready to give 137 cusecs of additional water to Delhi and that BJP's Haryana government should let this water reach Delhi without any obstruction..." said Kakkar.

Kakkar also hit out at Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena, saying he could have negotiated and asked Haryana to release the water but he did not.

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The apex court on June 6 directed the Himachal Pradesh government to release 137 cusecs of surplus water available with it for Delhi and asked Haryana to facilitate the flow of this water so that it reaches the national capital.

The Delhi government has during the past fortnight repeatedly accused Haryana of not releasing the national capital's share of water. Meanwhile, the BJP has accused AAP leaders of lying on the water shortage issue. Mismanagement by the AAP government has resulted in water theft and wastage, the BJP's Delhi unit chief Virendra Sachdeva has said. 

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(With inputs from ANI, PTI) 

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 10:34 IST