Hours before the campaigning for the MCD elections came to an end on Friday, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP and Congress workers of purposely sabotaging supply of power and water, besides blocking sewer lines.
Taking a jibe at the main opposition parties, Kejriwal said, “I appeal to the BJP and Congress to spare the people of Delhi from their petty politics. Stop playing such dirty tricks with the people of Delhi. You have enmity with me; disrupt power and water supply to my residence, but spare people of Delhi.”
Addressing reporters outside his residence he said that oil has been stolen from transformers at 70 places. “It is being done purposely. We have also received reports of valves of water pipelines being stolen. In Sangam Vihar, a complaint has been received about cement sacks being stuffed in sewer lines which led to sewage overflow. It will continue to happen till Sunday,” he added.
Kejriwal said that while people should immediately inform the authorities about such ‘disruptions’, which the government will try to rectify, they ought to be rest assured who all are behind it.
The Aam Aadmi Party is banking on its government’s ‘achievements’ in the power and water sector to seek votes in the municipal elections, besides showcasing ‘revolutionary’ work done in education and health.
The Delhi chief minister also returned to his core areas of support in the last leg of the campaign holding jansabhas in areas such as Bawana, Najafgarh and Matiala, and roadshows in unauthorised and resettlement colonies in south Delhi, including Ambedkar Nagar, Dakshinpuri, Govindpuri and Kalkaji.
“The response was very encouraging. The roadshow was planned on Monday morning. We could make the announcements only for about an hour and half, but the turnout was encouraging,” a senior party leader said.
Leader of opposition in Delhi assembly, Vijender Gupta, however, said that the chief minister was already acting as defeated player and has resorted to rumour-mongering. “Since he has realised that the AAP has lost the plot, Kejriwal has started spreading rumours. He is talking about fake survey undertaken by his party indicating big win for the AAP. I want to warn people of Delhi to remain cautious and don’t fell prey to his tricks,” he added.