Delhi power crisis: Manish Sisodia, Harsh Vardhan trade charges

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:03

Zee Media Bureau/Biplob Ghosal

New Delhi: With long power outages and blistering heat making the life of Delhiites miserable, the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party have blamed each other for the severe power crisis in the national capital.

Blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over acute power crisis in the national capital, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia along with other party members staged protest outside Union Minister and Delhi BJP chief Dr Harsh Vardhan`s residence on Tuesday.

Sisodia and his colleagues went to meet Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at his residence this morning. However, the newly appointed Union Health Minister had left by the time the AAP members reached his residence.

Speaking to the media, Sisodia, considered to be Arvind Kejriwal`s close confidante, clarified that his partymen were not here to protest, but remind Dr Harsh Vardhan that he has a responsibility to the people of Delhi. “When AAP was in power, Delhiites had 24x7 electricity,” Sisodia claimed.

The AAP leader went on to say that Dr Vardhan`s PA has said that the Union Minister will try to meet them on Wednesday.

Another AAP leader Somnath Bharti attacked the Union Health Minister, saying that they came to meet the BJP leader to demand electricity supply for their homes.
Meanwhile, Dr Harsh Vardhan hit out at Kejrwial saying that when AAP was in power for 49 days, the party did nothing other than agitations and staging `dharnas`.

The senior BJP leader also blamed the Congress for the present power crisis, saying that the grand old party which ruled Delhi for 15 years did nothing to improve the transmission and distribution of power.

He asked the AAP to question the Congress on the power supply issue instead of asking the BJP.

Dr Vardhan said that on a daily basis he calls up Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung who has told him that both the Congress and AAP did nothing to improve the power supply during their tenure.

Delhiites have been facing huge power cuts during the last few days. The national capital plunged into darkness on Monday evening with outages lasting for several hours.



First Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:28

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