Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said here on Wednesday that “Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was number one in holding dharnas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi number one in giving speeches while the Congress was the only party which was number one in providing good governance without giving flimsy excuses”.
He said while the people of Delhi were thirsting for drinking water, Kejriwal, who is also chairman of Delhi Jal Board, was enacting a political drama by sitting on a stage-managed “dharna” in an air-conditioned visitors room of Raj Niwas, leaving the people of Delhi in the lurch.
Maken made the remarks while addressing a large number of Congress workers at the ‘jal satyagraha’ held in protest against the alleged failure of the Kejriwal government to address severe shortage of drinking water in Najafgarh district in Dwarka Assembly constituency.
The Congress is organising a month-long ‘jal satyagraha’ across Delhi. The protest entered 13th day on Wednesday.
Party workers broke empty earthen pots in front of the local DJB office to protest against water shortage.
Maken said: “Arvind Kejriwal has been sitting on dharna in an AC room along with four other people just to shy away from utter failure in tackling the problems of Delhi. He recalled that Kejriwal used to sit on dharnas before coming to power on almost every issue as his sole aim was to grab power in Delhi.”
“Now that Kejriwal has come to power, he is sitting on dharna in an AC room, eating good food,” he added.
Among others who participated in the ‘jal satyagraha’ were former MP Mahabal Mishra, district president Om Dutt Yadav and district observer Parveen Rana.