The Delhi convener of Aam Aadmi Party, Dilip Pandey, on Wednesday wrote to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying he will attend a torch light march that the Congress is planning to hold on May 28 to raise the issue of power and water scarcity in the capital.
“I will be present as the head of AAP’s Delhi unit. It is very important to tell you two things. Sheila Dikshit (former Delhi CM) and Ajay Maken (Delhi Congress chief) were involved in corruption during the privatization of power. The anti-corruption branch has been snatched away from the Delhi government. Otherwise, both would have faced strict action in the case… Maken himself was involved in the privatization scam and he is now pushing you in front and protesting. I will bring all papers related to this when I come to meet you,” the letter says.
The rally is scheduled on May 28 and will start from Rajghat at 6.30pm.
Delhi has been reeling under power cuts for the past week and tempers and temperatures have been running high. The government has blamed the discoms for the outages and has also issued an ultimatum to them.
Pandey’s letter also goes on to state that the water and power situation in Delhi was much better than that in several other Congress-ruled states.
“You should focus on improving water and power availability in those states. The Congress might get wiped out from these states as well otherwise. If you need help improving the water-power situation in any state, please let me know,” the letter says.
The Delhi Congress later hit out at AAP and Pandey saying it was natural for the party to be ‘terrified’ as Congress and Gandhi had been raising people’s issues and AAP had lost 8 out of 13 seats in the MCD bypolls.
“Therefore it is genuine of @dilipkpandey to get terrified and rattled to know that we are going to protest for people of Delhi,” (sic) the unit’s official twitter handle tweeted.