STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

People will have to pay price for AAP's protection of corruption: BJP

The BJP's remarks came soon after the Delhi Jal Board increased a combined water and sewer tariff in the city by 20 per cent for consumption of more than 20,000 litres per month.
 

Published: 26th December 2017 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th December 2017 06:06 PM   |  A+A-

AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday came down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the DJB increased a combined water and sewer tariff in the city by 20 per cent for consumption of more than 20,000 litres per month.

"Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is a corrupt white elephant and now the people will have to pay price for Kejriwal government's protection to its corruption," Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manoj Tiwari told reporters after meeting Lt. Governor Anil Baijal at Raj Niwas here. 

The BJP also demanded the withdrawal of the water and sewer tariff hike. 

"With the decision of the (DJB) to hike the rate of water by 20 per cent, the real face of Arvind Kejriwal government has been exposed before the people of Delhi which had shed crocodile tears on the decision of increasing the metro fares," 

He also said that due to this hike, the people of Delhi will have to bear an additional burden of Rs 500-600 crore.

The BJP's remarks came soon after the Delhi Jal Board increased a combined water and sewer tariff in the city by 20 per cent for consumption of more than 20,000 litres per month.

"No change in water tariff in Delhi for households using upto 20,000 litres per month for third consecutive year. Above 20,000 litres, a 20 per cent combined hike on water and sewer charges approved in Delhi Jal Board meeting," a government official tweeted.

The BJP MP from northeast Delhi said: "The people are already suffering from the loot in the form of additional charges by the private power supply companies under the patronage of Kejriwal government and now this additional burden in the form of hike in water charges." 

Manoj Tiwari apprised Baijal of several problems of the people of the city. He also lodged a protest over the water tariff hike and urged him to withdraw it.

Targeting Kejriwal, Tiwari said: "Just after coming to power Kejriwal government had announced about supplying 20,000 litres of water free of charge and had claimed that it will benefit 20 lakh consumers.

"But in reality, the free water supply is not reaching even to about 2 lakh consumers what to talk of 20 lakh consumers in Delhi," he said.

"It will compel the Kejriwal government to withdraw the hike in the prices of basic amenities," Tiwari added, opposing the 20 per cent hike in the water supply charges and the additional charges by the private power companies.
 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp