Delhi's former chief minister Sheila Dikshit took a jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today. Arvind Kejriwal had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered water for drought hit Latur. Latur is part of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state.
Sheila Dikshit had said about Aam Aadmi Party head that he should first quench the thirst of the people of Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal had praised the efforts of the Central Government to send railway wagons with five lakh litres of water to the dry region of Latur. Arvind Kejriwal had offered that the Delhi Government is ready to send 10 lakh litres of water every day for two months to Latur.
Sheila Dikshit's jibe:
Sheila Dikshit was quoted to have said that, "He should quench the thirst of Delhiites first. There are many places in Delhi itself where the people don't get water to drink. First provide water to the people of Delhi then talk of Latur".
She was further quoted to have said that, "Kejriwal feels it is necessary for him to comment on everything. similarly this is also a comment".
Arvind Kejriwal's letter:
A part of Arvind Kejriwal's letter read, "It will be a matter of great embarrassment that if someone dies of thirst in the 21st century India. It becomes a matter of duty and responsibility for the entire nation to help Latur. The people of Delhi are ready to offer 10 lakh litres of water every day for two months in Latur. If the centre is ready to transport this water to Latur, then the Delhi government will make arrangements quickly".
Arvind Kejriwal had himself admitted that he was making an offer at a time when Delhi itself was facing water shortage. He however, had added that the conditions in Latur were so terrible that it made for nation's responsibility to help Latur.
Latur celebrates arrival of train with water:
Meanwhile, Latur celebrated as the train with five lakh litres of water reached. Chief Minister of Maharashtra had earlier told that state government was working with the Indian Railways to bring relief to drought hit Latur.
Mayor of Latur was quoted to have said that when the train with water arrived the atmosphere in Latur was like Ramzan celebrations. People from across the place had gathered to see the train.
The mayor had further added that administration was previously able to disperse 200 litres water to people in 15 days now with the arrival of water by train the administration will be able to disperse water in five to six days.