Delhi Water Crisis: AAP Leader Atishi Begins Indefinite Hunger Strike

New Delhi: AAP Minister Atishi on Friday began her indefinite hunger strike in South Delhi’s Bhogal to put pressure on Haryana to get 100 million gallons of water per day from the state.

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

Earlier, 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 despite all the efforts, Haryana’s BJP government was not releasing Delhi’s due share of water.

Addressing the media, the AAP minister stated that Delhi’s 28 lakh people are suffering from the water shortage 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.

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