Ensure free 700 litres water for all Delhiites: Congress

New Delhi, Dec 30 : Shortly after the Delhi government announced provision of 700 litres of free water per day to every household with a water connection, the Congress Monday questioned the move and said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should ensure that every citizen gets the facility.

"He had promised that all citizens of Delhi would get free water. But around 50 percent of Delhi does not get water at all. He should ensure that every citizen of Delhi gets free 700 litres of water per day," Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit told reporters.

"He brought a caveat later that only those with meters will get free water... 50 percent of Delhi citizens will not get water. What about them," he asked.

The Delhi Jal Board Monday said it will provide 700 litres of free water per day to each and every household which has a regular water connection.

The announcement came after a meeting with Kejriwal at his house in Ghaziabad near Delhi.

The Congress, with eight legislators, is propping up the minority Aam Aadmi Party government which has 28 legislators in the 70-member house.

Dikshit said the support was on the 18-point agenda of the AAP.

Asked what the Congress would do next, he said: "There is a lot of time. We will see."

--IANS (Posted on 30-12-2013)

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