Powerless Delhiites set bus ablaze

New Delhi: With sweltering heat and power outages without end, Delhiites have come out on the streets in protest. In East Delhi, angry residents vandalised a bus and set it on fire on Tuesday night. 

There is also heated politics on the issue as parties blame each other. Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP, which led the Delhi government for a 49-day period early this year, will seek an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss the capital’s acute power crisis. 

Kejriwal tweeted on Tuesday, “BJP neither able to handle power crisis nor forming government nor allowing elections in Delhi. Completely irresponsible.”

An AAP team of legislators protested at the home of union minister and prominent Delhi BJP leader Harshvardhan, who said, “They (the AAP) did not govern…they were creating chaos and doing dharnas…they did cheap politics.”

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said after an emergency meeting with top officials in Delhi that it would a few days to resolve the crisis. He said a deadline of 10 days has been set to restore three major transmission lines that were damaged during a recent dust-storm. 



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