Delhi flood: Due to the rains in Delhi, there was a flood-like situation in many areas. After breaking the record of 45 years three days ago, the water level of Yamuna came down to 208.17 meters at 6 pm on Friday (July 14). However, many major areas of the city are still submerged.
Due to this people are facing a lot of problems. Meanwhile, the rhetoric between Delhi’s Kejriwal government and the central government has intensified. Speaking to ABP News, Saurabh Bhardwaj, a minister in the Kejriwal government, said that the central government did not provide the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams on time.
What did Saurabh Bhardwaj say?
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “I very politely told LG VK Saxena that there was a delay in deploying the NDRF team. I didn’t do anything secretly.
Bhardwaj said, “It was reported last night that a water regulator was broken. It came to know that if the water returns back, it will flood even the Supreme Court. We were very worried about this. I reached and took stock of the situation. During this, it was seen that 150 to 200 laborers were working, but this was not enough. In such a situation, I wrote on the WhatsApp group at 11.19 pm that Ashwini ji (Divisional Commissioner) should call NDRF because NDRF has technology. The officers refused on this.
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He further said that Atishi wrote that the army’s engineers call the regiment, but the officers did not even agree to this. LG VK Saxena said early in the morning that the NDRF team is present here. On this, I said that if they had come at night, it would have benefited Delhi and water would not have filled up to the Supreme Court. I mean to say that in case of emergency, the officers should listen to the ministers. The estrangement goes on.
What did Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena say?
Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had said on Saurabh Bhardwaj’s allegation that this is the time to work together and not for allegations and counter-allegations. I can say many more but it is not necessary at this moment.
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