Arvind Kejriwal’s First Order From Custody Is On Water, Sewage Problems

Amid the political row over the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP has said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader’s water supply order issued from inside the Enforcement Directorate’s lock-up was “scripted”.

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari yesterday said Mr Kejriwal’s arrest is a cause of celebration for the people of Delhi. “In ED’s custody, there is a culprit and taking his reference today, a script has been written that water and sewer-related facilities in Delhi are disorganised.”

In a press meet yesterday, Delhi minister in charge of water supply Atishi said Mr Kejriwal’s first order drove her to tears.

“Arvind Kejriwal ji has sent me a letter and a direction. On reading it, I was in tears. I kept thinking who is this man, who is in prison, but is still thinking about Delhi residents’ water and sewage problems. Only Arvind Kejriwal can do this because he considers himself a family member of Delhi’s 2 crore people,” she said.

“I want to tell the BJP, you can arrest Arvind Kejriwal and put him in jail, but you cannot imprison his love and sense of duty for Delhi’s people,” she said, adding that the AAP leader may be in jail, but “no work will stop”.

Reading out the letter, she said, “Arvind Kejriwal ji has written, ‘I have come to know that some areas of Delhi are facing water supply and sewer problems. I am worried about this. People should not face any problem because I am in jail. Summer is here, so please ensure adequate tankers in areas facing water shortage. Please give directions to the Chief Secretary and other officials so that people face no difficulty. People should get immediate and proper solution to their problems. Please seek help from the Lieutenant Governor if needed. He will surely help you’.”

“Even today, after being arrested, Arvind Kejriwal ji is thinking about the people of Delhi,” Ms Atishi said.

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