Arvind Kejriwal has kept a campaign promise to supply Delhi residents with free water.
Although he stayed home because he was sick with a fever, he said. The 45-year-old chief minister had promised Delhi residents that he would meet with them at the government’s headquarters, but wasn’t able to make it because of the sickness.
Kejriwal said that he will need seven to 10 days to set up a process around his new government, including handling complaints, reported NDTV.
While some said that the free water distribution would cost too much, Kejriwal said via Twitter that it would cost “just Rs 40 crores” for the balance of the present fiscal year, and Rs 160 crores annually.
“It is duty of any responsible govt to provide ‘lifeline water’ to its citizens,” he said. “V may debate the quantum but can v argue agnst the principle?”
He also said that reports about the free water being only for three months are wrong. “But obviously financial calculations r for balance [of] FY,” he added.