AAP accuses Haryana BJP govt of negative politics, stopping Delhi's water supply

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New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) The AAP on Monday again accused the BJP government in Haryana of negative politics and stopping water supply in the Yamuna leading to a severe shortage in the national capital.

AAP's chief national spokesperson Priyanka Kakkar 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, she claimed.

Kakkar said the Delhi government will put all these issues before the Supreme Court.

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.

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

The BJP has accused the AAP leaders of lying on the water shortage issue.

Mismanagement by the AAP government has resulted in water theft and wastage, BJP's Delhi unit chief Virendra Sachdeva has said.

"The BJP-led Haryana government is ignoring the Supreme Court's order of facilitating the flow of surplus drinking water released by Himachal Pradesh," Kakkar alleged.

People from all over the country live in Delhi and due to an unexpected heat wave, Delhi's water requirement has increased. The arrangement of extra water was needed for a short time only as the monsoon rains are expected around June 30, she said.

She asserted that the Aam Aadmi Party will continue to fight for the rights of the Delhi people and solve the water problem faced by them. PTI VIT VIT KSS KSS

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