BJP hits AAP, says people residing along Yamuna in Delhi are at 'mercy of an insensitive' govt:
Several people living along the banks of the river were evacuated after the water level in the Yamuna breached the danger mark on Saturday.
Hitting out at the AAP government, Union minister Harsh Vardhan today alleged that there was no advance planning to rehabilitate people affected by rising Yamuna waters in Delhi and they were at the "mercy of an insensitive" dispensation.
He also attacked the AAP for failing to keep its election promise to install CCTV cameras in the city, a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tore apart a report of a panel set up by the Lt Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on installation and monitoring of surveillance cameras.
The water level in the Yamuna may rise to 206 meters with the danger mark being 204.83 meters, officials said. The traffic movement on the Old Yamuna Bridge in Delhi was closed yesterday after the water level in the river rose due to rains. Last evening, the river was flowing at 205.5 meters.
On Kejriwal tearing the report in front of a gathering yesterday, Vardhan said the AAP government has come up with just a "plan" to install 1.4 lakh CCTVs across the city to "bamboozle" the public after failing to keep its poll promise.
In an act of defiance, Kejriwal had said "no mandatory permission" should be required from police to install CCTV cameras and tore apart the report. He was addressing representatives of resident welfare and market associations, and NGOs at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here.
The L-G office in a statement issued later yesterday had said the rules were only at a "draft stage" and had been put out in public domain for suggestions and clarifications.
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