RSS makes veiled attack on Delhi BJP
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:02
New Delhi: Making a veiled attack on BJP, the RSS on Sunday said there is no "strong" opposition to the Sheila Dikshit government and warned the ruling Congress that any attempt to privatise water could lead to riots and deaths as had happened in Bolivia in the year 2000.

RSS in its mouthpiece 'Organiser' alleged the Congress government in Delhi was planning to privatise water which would cause immense hardship to the common people.

"Water is a national resource which cannot be anybody's property, to be supplied at a profit. It is a necessity and the government has a basic duty to reach clean water to every household in the country. But Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been making repeated attempts to privatise water since 2000," the mouthpiece said in an editorial of its latest edition.

"One of the reasons that haves emboldened the government decision is the absence of a strong political opposition," it said.

RSS claimed that Dikshit has roped in a multinational company to prepare a blueprint for the idea and she had said a few days back that her government was going ahead with the privatisation plan.

The right-wing outfit has warned the proposal if implemented could lead to riots and deaths as had happened in Bolivia, a small South American nation, when the World Bank pushed it to go for privatisation in 2000.


First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:02

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