Haryana Shuts Water Gates: AAP Minister Atishi on Hunger Strike

Delhi's Water Minister, Atishi, is on an indefinite hunger strike, accusing Haryana of shutting the Hathnikund barrage gates, causing a water shortage in Delhi. Despite health warnings, Atishi insists the strike will continue until the gates are opened and water is released.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 24-06-2024 00:01 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 00:01 IST
Haryana Shuts Water Gates: AAP Minister Atishi on Hunger Strike
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Delhi's Water Minister, Atishi, has taken a stand by initiating an indefinite hunger strike, alleging Haryana's closure of the Hathnikund barrage gates has led to a significant water shortage in the national capital. Her strike has now entered its third day, amid a severe heatwave and inadequate water supply.

In a direct appeal to the state of Haryana, Atishi urged the government to open the gates and release the water Delhi is entitled to. The minister pointed out that despite Haryana's claims of insufficient resources, recent on-ground inspections showed water present at the barrage.

The political tension escalates as Atishi's health deteriorates, with calls for her to end the fast. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife and other AAP leaders have shown support while critics, including the BJP, condemn the strike as a mere political stunt.

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