Congress candidate for the Rajendra Nagar Assembly by-election Smt. Prem Lata held early morning meetings with the voters in parks, padayatra at Inderpuri JJ Colony, meeting with the Residents Welfare Association of Naraina Village, and the main complaints of the people were severe water shortage as the Arvind Government has not initiated any scheme to address the water crisis. She was accompanied by former Congress Minister Shri Ramakant Goswami, Block presidents and a large number of Congress workers and leaders.
Smt. Prem Lata said that the Kejriwal Government and the the BJP have done nothing to address the severe water shortage at the Todapur village, Inderpuri JJ Colony and other areas. She said that even the limited supply of water people get was not potable as it was dirty water unfit for even washing. She said that the voters of Rajendra Nagar will teach the AAP and BJP a bitter lesson for the water woes in the by-election.
Smt Prem Lata said that the residents of Rajendra Nagar now regret electing an Aam Aadmi Party candidate as their MLA as he did nothing to solve the local issues as his focus was on Punjab from where he has become a Rajya Sabha MP for his personal gain by betraying the residents of Rajendra Nagar. She said that the the residents of Rajendra Nagar still remember her good work as a Municipal Councillor and she was confident that people will vote for her in the Assembly by-election. She said that the schemes initiated by the Congress Government to provide clean water round the clock were scuttled by the BJP and the Arvind Government.
Smt. Prem Lata said that being a resident of the area, she very well understands the water woes and knows how to solve it once elected.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ch Anil Kumar said that at the meeting of Delhi BJP leaders with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, it was revealed that Haryana was releasing less water than Delhi was entitled for. He said that the Kejriwal Government took no step to enhance water supply to Delhi considering the rising population in Delhi, as the water crisis has become acute. He said that if the Kejriwal Government had taken strong steps to improve water availability in the past 8 years, Delhiites would not have been facing such severe water crisis. He said that the Kejriwal Government should come to an arrangement with Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand Governments to ensure more water for Delhi instead of solely depending on Haryana in the name of humanitarian consideration for the release of more water.