New Delhi: With free water and power subsidy announced by the AAP government coming to an end in Delhi, both BJP and Congress on Tuesday accused former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "betraying" people by not making any provision to continue the relief.
"Arvind Kejriwal is fully responsible for the end of power and water subsidy in Delhi from April 1. Kejriwal had promised to give 700 litres of free potable water, which was a drama, and because of that despite Congress` support, he deliberately sought approval in the Delhi Assembly to sustain power subsidy and free water supply only up to March 30," Delhi Congress President Arvinder Singh Lovely said in a statement.
"When Kejriwal was intent on resigning, why he did not seek permission for providing subsidy from the Delhi Assembly up to December? The people of Delhi will never forgive him for this," Lovely added.
Delhi Congress Chief Spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said Kejriwal has left this issue pending to "vitiate" the atmosphere among the people.
"Due to Kejriwal`s irresponsible and anti-people activities, the subsidy given by the previous Congress Government has also been stopped," he said.
Delhi BJP`s Campaign Committee Chief for the Lok Sabha elections Vijay Kumar Malhotra also put the entire blame on Kejriwal and said it was a "great betrayal" with the people of Delhi.