RLD chief Ajit Singh’s supporters threaten to cut water supply to Delhi
New Delhi: In a show of muscle power by RLD chief and former union minister Ajit Singh, his supporters on Thursday threatened to stop water supply to Delhi. Following this, a protest led by Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent at Gang Nahar near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Protestors pelted stones at the police, after which there was a lathicharge. Ajit Singh had called the agitation after the New Delhi Municipal Council had ordered that water and power supply be cut to the government-owned house allotted to him for overstaying.
Earlier, haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had described the eviction order and snapping of power and water supply to official residence of Ajit Singh by the Centre as “discourteous act”. Hooda had written to the NDA government demanding the bungalow be declared as a memorial.I have come to know that the Centre has issued ex-parte eviction order in respect of bungalow alloted to RLD leader and former Union Minister Ajit Singh and disconnected its electricity supply and causing him unwarranted hardship,” he said. “I feel this is an unceremonious and discourteous act, more so because the sacred memories of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the former Prime Minister are associated with this house, in which he moved in 1978,” Hooda wrote in his letter to Union Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu.
Hooda also wrote that since the days of Charan Singh, the house has been the centre of activities of Kisan Trust, which he founded for their welfare. The Haryana Chief Minister mentioned that thousands of people associated with farmers movement in India invariably visit the house for inspiration and guidance.
“The eviction order has severed the sentimental chord connecting Charan Singh memories and the peasants or workers of India,” he said. “It has hurt the feelings of millions of farmers of India who consider Charan Singh as their messiah,” he wrote. Hooda felt that to perpetuate the memory of Charan Singh, this bungalow be converted as Charan Singh Samriti Bhawan like others.