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Delhi Cong chief distributes blankets to homeless, hits out at

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Maken today distributed blankets to homeless people near the Old Railway Station and accused the of failing to provide protection to them from cold.

Citing reports in a section of the media on death of 44 homeless people due to cold in January so far, he accused the of not building a single night shelter since it came to power in

Maken claimed that last year, nearly 164 people died in Delhi due to cold.

The Delhi said he will distribute around 2.8 lakh blankets -- 1,000 in each block -- to the homeless in the coming days.

Maken alleged that after the Kejriwal came to power, the number of night shelters in the national capital have remained the same, which means the dispensation did not build any new night shelter.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:25 IST