NEW DELHI: Stepping up pressure on the AAP government over the water quality issue in the national capital, Delhi BJP’s Yuva Morcha activists on Tuesday staged protests across the city. The protesters were seen carrying missing posters of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the chairman of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). “Have you seen the DJB chairman, Arvind Kejriwal?” read the posters. Similar posters were put up in some parts of east Delhi.
Former Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay took part in the protest near the Moolchand flyover. Other senior leaders of the saffron party, including its national vice-president and party city unit in-charge Shyam Jaju and leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, also participated in the protests. Delhi BJP Yuva Morcha president Sunil Yadav also joined the protest with senior party leaders.
Mr Kejriwal’s missing posters were put up after similar missing posters were seen in the city of East Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir, who faced flak from the AAP over skipping a key parliamentary panel meeting on air pollution due to his cricket commentary assignment.
The BJP has been trying to corner the state government over a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) study that found water samples from Delhi failing on 10 of the 11 quality parameters.