Delhi Congress Smashes ‘Matka’ Pots in Protest Amid Water Crisis

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 15th June.
 The Delhi Congress launched a dramatic ‘matka phod’ protest across the national capital on Saturday, symbolically smashing earthen pots to highlight the worsening water crisis. Members of the party gathered in all 280 blocks of Delhi, carrying earthen pots on their heads adorned with Congress flags, before vehemently shattering them on the ground.

The protests commenced at 10 am, with participants chanting slogans directed at the Delhi government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Devender Yadav, the Delhi Congress chief, was actively present during the demonstrations and demanded an immediate special session of the assembly to address the critical water shortage issue plaguing the city.

Yadav had voiced allegations on Friday, accusing the Delhi government of failing to take effective measures to alleviate the water scarcity, which has forced residents to rely on water tankers for their daily needs.

In response, Water Minister Atishi from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) administration had pointed out on Friday that Delhi’s water production had been declining steadily due to reduced flow in the Yamuna river. Citing data, she highlighted that water production levels had dropped from 1,002 million gallons per day (MGD) on June 6 to 939 MGD by June 13.

The AAP government has consistently blamed the BJP-ruled state of Haryana for not releasing Delhi’s rightful share of water, further complicating the ongoing crisis.

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