The event was launched with much fanfare last year with Mr Kejriwal and several of his ministers joining it.
New Delhi: Rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra targeted Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as he organised Yamuna aarti on Saturday. Terming the event to be for the common public, the former minister organised an aarti at Sonia Vihar and launched a diatribe on Mr Kejriwal for not attending it. The purpose of the event was to send across a message to make the public aware about keeping the river clean and exhort them for their participation.
The event was launched with much fanfare last year with Mr Kejriwal and several of his ministers joining it. However, this year Mr Mishra is not part of the Delhi Cabinet.
He launched an attack on Mr Kejriwal for not registering his presence at the Kudesia Ghat aarti due to a small crowd. Mr Kejriwal was earlier supposed to attend the Yamuna aarti organised at Kudesia Ghat by Mahesh Girri. “Due to a small crowd, Delhi’s self-declared owner did not attend the aarti at Kudesia Ghat. This is what happens when you disconnect from the public,” Mr Mishra tweeted.
The lieutenant-governor, who attended the aarti at Kudesia Ghat, said: “We are dedicatedly working towards cleaning river Yamuna and positive results will be visible in next one year or so.”
Mr Girri stated that this maha aarti was organised to spread awareness amo-ngst people for cleanliness and preservation of Yamuna. Mr Mishra attacked Mr Kejriwal on Friday evening too. “The CM has now made plans to attend aarti on Saturday evening. Own-er’s aarti vs public’s aarti — the public should see with whom the city’s face changes,” he tweeted.