Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday challenged Rahul Gandhi for a debate on water and power “crisis”, a day after it was announced that the Congress vice president will hit streets on May 28 against the alleged electricity and water shortage in the national capital.
“I want to challenge Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to debate with me on power and water crisis as his party is claiming. I also want to challenge Gandhi to speak on these two issues for half an hour during his party’s torchlight procession,” Mishra said in New Delhi.
AAP’s Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey also hit out at the Congress scion and advised him to focus on states where his party was in power.
“The situation of water and electricity supply is much better in Delhi than the areas where Congress is in power. I believe you should focus on them so that you don’t lose out on votebank there. Do tell me if you need any help in improving the supply in those areas,” Pandey said in a letter to Gandhi.
He said he will meet Gandhi at the torchlight march onMay 28.
“Welcome to the politics of Delhi Rahul Ji. It would be better if you leave the responsibility of opposing wrong policies of the Narendra Modi government on Arvind Kejriwal. You are not even able to do that properly,” he said.
“To privatise electricity supply in Delhi, Congress leaders Sheila Dikhit and Ajay Maken indulged in corruption,” he alleged, adding, “AAP has pulled up the discoms (power distribution companies) after it came to power and has
improved the situation.”