Congress observes 'Bhagoda Divas', protests against 'absence' of CM

The protests were held in all the 70  Assembly constituencies of the national capital,

Published: 16th September 2016 03:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2016 03:51 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Congress activists today observed  'Bhagoda Divas' in the national capital, protesting against  the alleged absence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his  ministers from Delhi which is currently reeling under  chikungunya and dengue outbreak.   

Leading the protests which were held in all the 70  Assembly constituencies of the national capital, Delhi  Congress President Ajay Maken attacked Kejriwal and Lt  Governor Najeeb Jung for being out of the city instead of  helping people at a time of crisis.   

"It is extremely unfortunate that while Delhiites are  facing an epidemic-like situation, the Chief Minister was  campaigning in Punjab and later went to Bangalore. Deputy  Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is holidaying in Finland and  even the Lt Governor was in the United States. One of the BJP  mayors is also on a foreign jaunt," Maken said.      

The party also issued a "charge-sheet" on the "failures"  of the AAP government in Delhi and BJP-ruled MCDs in providing  help to the people suffering from the mosquito-borne diseases.       

Maken demanded that Kejriwal and Sisodia should return to  Delhi and call an all-party meeting to fight the diseases.           

He also urged the central government to immediately  deploy doctors and paramedical staff of army and paramilitary  forces at Delhi hospitals and dispensaries, and provide free  check up and treatment facilities to people suffering from  these diseases.       

Kejriwal had recently undergone a throat surgery in  Bengaluru to cure his persistent cough.

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