Akhilesh Yadav, Brinda Karat visits hospitalised Delhi water minister Atishi

| Updated: 26 June, 2024 5:49 pm IST
Brinda Karat meets Atishi in Hospital.

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party (SP) National President Akhilesh Yadav and senior CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat visited Delhi Water Minister Atishi at LNJP Hospital on Wednesday morning, where she was admitted after her health deteriorated during the ‘Jal Satyagraha’ Both leaders inquired about Atishi’s condition and praised her bravery and commitment to fighting for the people of Delhi.

Water Minister Atishi had undertaken a hunger strike, to demand Delhi’s rightful share of water in Delhi. Her health deteriorated significantly, leading to her hospitalization. Akhilesh Yadav commended Atishi by calling her brave and a person who knows how to fight for public rights.

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Yadav criticised the central government for its alleged discrimination against opposition party chief ministers, particularly highlighting CM Arvind Kejriwal’s situation. “The central government has constantly discriminated against the governments of opposition parties, especially against Arvind Kejriwal.

Ever since the BJP government came to power at the Centre, Delhi has not received the help it should have,” he said. Yadav also accused the central government of implicating Kejriwal in false cases to prevent him from engaging with the public and effectively running the government.

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Brinda Karat also expressed her concerns, condemning the central government and the Lieutenant Governor (LG) for their policies regarding Delhi’s water issues. “Atishi’s hunger strike has not bothered the Centre and LG at all, whereas this is not her fight but the fight of the people of Delhi,” she remarked.

Atishi, a senior AAP leader, has been on an indefinite hunger strike in Jangpura’s Bhogal since March 21, demanding that Delhi receives its fair share of water from Haryana. Her health became critical on the fifth day of the hunger strike, leading to her hospitalization. Despite her condition, she remains determined to continue her fight for Delhi’s water rights once her health improves.

During the visit, senior leaders including AAP MP Sanjay Singh, SP MP Lalji Verma, Rajiv Rai, and Anand Bhadauria were also present, showing their support for Atishi and her cause.

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