CM bats for Raghav Chadha in South Delhi, inaugurates Rs 376 cr lake revival project
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sounded poll bugle in South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency, appealing to voters to vote for AAP's Raghav Chadha in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. "You voted for all seven MPs from BJP in the last elections, but they have not done anything for you. They have only created obstacles and obstructions for the Delhi government. In the upcoming elections in the months of April/ May, vote for Raghav Chadha from South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency and help strengthen my hands," said Kejriwal.
He added that earlier residents were forced to live in an extremely dirty environment along with sewage waste. "We were determined to transform this place and now you can see that you are living in a clean environment. We will also develop an open-air gym, swings for children and a community space where you can visit with your families," the CM said.
As Delhi government is formulating an ambitious Rs 376 crore lake revival project, Aam Aadmi Party Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the BSS Camp, Rajokri Village in Meharauli Vidhan Sabha on Thursday to inspect eco-friendly water bodies, groundwater recharge system and model Chatth Ghat. He was accompanied by AAP South Delhi Lok Sabha In-charge Raghav Chadha, Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav and Lado Sarai Ward Councillor Kishan Vati. Scores of local residents joined in, especially women.
Delhi faced an acute water problem for decades with rapidly decreasing ground water. Rajokri pond is one such water body that has historically been very polluted. However, Delhi Jal Board under the AAP government had taken up the task to transform this pond. While earlier, this area was identified by the stink of sewage and waste material, it has been transformed into a family picnic spot. This has been done by installing a Sewage Treatment Plant, which now treats water before it enters the pond.