Lok Sabha Polls 2024: BJP ‘hatching conspiracy’ to target AAP and Delhi by cutting city’s water supply, alleges Atishi

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Delhi minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi has alleged that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has “hatched a new conspiracy to target” her party and the city using water supply.

“Ahead of the voting on 25th May (in Delhi), BJP has hatched a new conspiracy to target AAP and disturb the people of Delhi. Under this conspiracy, through its Haryana government, the BJP has stopped the water flow to Delhi,” she alleged during a press conference on May 22. 

“This has been done to disturb the people of Delhi and cause a water crisis here. Yamuna water supply to Delhi is being stopped…An investigation revealed that Haryana Government is stopping the Yamuna water flow to Delhi…” she added.

Swati Maliwal Assault Case

This comes amid the party’s claims that AAP MP Swati Maliwal’s accusations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar were due to “blackmail” by the BJP using her corruption case.

AAP has claimed the former DCW chief faces arrest in an illegal recruitment case and was being “blackmailed” by the BJP to become part of a “conspiracy” against Kejriwal. He accused the prime minister of “playing the game” of sending AAP leaders such as Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, and Sanjay Singh to jail.

Kumar was arrested by Delhi police on May 18 from Kejriwal’s residence, as per a senior officer. Maliwal recorded her statement before a magistrate on May 17 at the Tis Hazari court. The arrest led to AAP leaders protesting outside the BJP headquarters on May 19. Kejriwal also dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi “to send anyone he wants to jail”.

Atishi has claimed that the allegations against Kumar are baseless and a conspiracy by the BJP to frame Kejriwal. “Ever since Arvind Kejriwal has got bail, the BJP is rattled. Due to this, the BJP hatched a conspiracy, under which Swati Maliwal was sent to Arvind Kejriwal’s house on the morning of May 13. Swati Maliwal was the face and pawn of this conspiracy,” she said.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published: 22 May 2024, 10:53 AM IST

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