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Tiwari attacks Kejriwal, says power cuts, water crisis gripping Delhi

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Accusing the government of failure to address the basic needs of Delhiites, Manoj on Tuesday said power outages and acute water crisis were gripping the capital.

In a letter to Kejriwal, said, "With temperature touching 48 degree Celsius, it is appalling to learn that the government led by you does not have the summer action plan in place till date. The government is clueless about power arrangements to meet the ever-growing demand of the city which is constantly over the 7000 MW mark."

The MP from North East said a large number of localities in South, North, Outer and East have "already plunged into darkness".

The city is "staring at further power crisis due to short supply from power generation units in different states" since Delhi is dependent on other states for its power requirements, he said.

Tiwari, who is also the president, wrote, "It is not just the power cuts but also severe water crisis that speaks volumes of your government's failure to address the basic needs of Delhiites. People, particularly women, are forced to stand in queues for 7-8 hours every day to fill their buckets from water tankers."

He said the "inaction" of the government has let the tanker mafia in the capital to have "a free run".

Attacking Kejriwal, he contended, "Water is being sold at higher prices in colonies and all this when you are heading the "

In his letter, said, "The has already collected over Rs 7,000 crore as fixed charges from the consumers which you must refund on an immediate basis."

The said, "This not only negates your government's claim of half-priced and free water but also raises doubts on your intentions when it comes to women safety."

He asked the Delhi to take immediate steps to ensure water supply to every household.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 17:41 IST