Delhi Minister Atishi begins indefinite hunger strike over water crisis

The strike is being held to put pressure on Haryana to get 100 million gallons of water per day from the state.
Delhi Minister Atishi begins indefinite hunger strike over water crisis
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As Delhi continues to reel under the severe water crisis, AAP Minister Atishi on Friday begins her indefinite hunger strike in South Delhi's Bhogal. The strike is being held to put pressure on Haryana to get 100 million gallons of water per day from the state.

Sunita Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and other party MLAs are also present along with Atishi on the stage.

Ahead of starting the fast, Atishi along with Sunita Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh, and others paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

As Delhi continues to reel under the severe water crisis, AAP Minister Atishi on Friday begins her indefinite hunger strike in South Delhi's Bhogal. The strike is being held to put pressure on Haryana to get 100 million gallons of water per day from the state.

Sunita Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and other party MLAs are also present along with Atishi on the stage.

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Delhi Minister Atishi begins indefinite hunger strike over water crisis

Ahead of starting the fast, Atishi along with Sunita Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh, and others paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Earlier today, Atishi visited the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to meet his family before sitting on an indefinite fast.

Atishi, in a social media post, said that in spite of all the efforts, Haryana's BJP government was not releasing Delhi's due share of water.

"Mahatma Gandhi has taught that if one has to fight against injustice, one must adopt the path of Satyagraha," she said.

On Wednesday, Atishi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to resolve the raging water crisis in the national capital.

Addressing the media, the AAP minister stated that Delhi's 28 lakh people are suffering from the shortage of water, and PM Modi “should get water for the people of Delhi, whether he gets it from Haryana or from anywhere.”

"Yesterday, Haryana released 513 MGD (million gallons per day) of water to Delhi as against 613 MGD. One MGD of water is for 28,500 people. This means that water was not released for over 28 lakh people," she said.

Meanwhile, Delhi High Court on Friday paused the bail of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a day after the Rouse Avenue Court granted him relief in a money laundering case related to now expunged excise policy.

"Stay till the High Court takes up the matter. No proceedings to commence before the trial court (Rouse Avenue) till the Delhi High Court hears the case," the court said. 

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