AAP’s Atishi threatens ‘indefinite fast’ in letter to PM Modi: ‘If Delhi does not get its water share by 21 June…’

Atishi warns of 'indefinite fast' from June 21 if Delhi's water crisis is not resolved, blames Haryana for not releasing water. Delhi residents face shortages, queue up for water from tankers amid scorching heat.

Written By Sayantani
Updated19 Jun 2024, 06:28 PM IST
Delhi Minister Atishi addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. The AAP minister has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi threatening to go on an 'indefinite fast' if the Delhi water crisis is not resolved by June 21.
Delhi Minister Atishi addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. The AAP minister has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi threatening to go on an ’indefinite fast’ if the Delhi water crisis is not resolved by June 21.(PTI)

Delhi Water Crisis: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and minister in the Delhi government, Atishi, has threatened to go on an 'indefinite fast' in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the letter, Atishi warned that if Delhi did not get its share of water by June 21, she would go on an 'indefinite fast'. 

On Wednesday, while addressing a press conference in the national capital, Atishi said the city is grappling with a water crisis since Haryana is not releasing the capital's share of water. Haryana is governed by Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini-led  Bharatiya Janata Party government.

"I have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the water crisis requesting him to resolve the issue. If the crisis is not solved within two days, I will go on an indefinite strike from June 21," she said.

At the press conference, Atishi said, "Yesterday, Haryana released 513 MGD of water to Delhi against 613 MGD. One MGD of water is for 28,500 people. This means that water was not released for over 28 lakh people."

Atishi pointed out that she has repeatedly written to the Haryana government to resolve the Delhi water crisis.

According to a report by ANI on Wednesday, residents in several areas of the national capital were seen lining up for water from tankers, highlighting ongoing water scarcity issues exacerbated by intense heat conditions.

In the video footage released by the news agency, people from Kusumpur Pahadi in Vasant Vihar (South-West Delhi) to Geeta Colony (East Delhi) and Okhla (South-East Delhi) were seen queuing with containers and buckets for water from tankers. 

Delhi has been battling severe heatwaves and a water crisis. As the demand for electricity increased, the capital city witnessed a massive power outage last week. 

Delhi Water Crisis: Congress, BJP protest against AAP

However, Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva has criticised AAP minister Atishi, alleging that she is resorting to theatrics to divert attention from issues such as water theft and black marketing. Sachdeva has called for the AAP government's dismissal, citing its perceived failure to address these issues effectively.

“Atishi is resorting to theatrics to divert attention from theft and black marketing of water. Haryana provided surplus water to Delhi yesterday, and there are official documents to prove it, but she is resorting to drama,” he claimed.

"This government should be sacked," Sachdeva said, alleging that the ruling AAP miserably failed to provide water to the people of Delhi.

For INDIA bloc partners AAP and Congress, it is knives out, ahead of legislative assembly elections in Delhi for all 70 constituencies, which are scheduled to be held on or before February 2025. The Congress participated in massive 'Matka Phod' protests, even as the AAP accused Haryana's BJP government of withholding Delhi's share of water.

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First Published:19 Jun 2024, 06:28 PM IST
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