As the Delhiites and opposition parties had a field day attacking Delhi government over the capital’s health crisis, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the people of Delhi and all political parties to unite and fight against the escalating vector-borne diseases chikungunya and dengue.
In a video, which was uploaded on Twitter by AAP volunteer and National Council member Akshay Malhotra on Sunday evening, Kejriwal said, “I appeal the Congress party and the BJP with folded hands to get united, like we all Indians get together (to support India) during India-Pakistan cricket match, and wage war against mosquitoes. If Delhi got success on a much bigger issue of Odd-Even scheme, we’ll sort out this mosquito menace.”
The vector-borne diseases have already claimed 27 lives and more than 3,000 people have got infected.
Kejriwal said a large number of chikungunya and dengue cases have emerged, with people in almost every house in Delhi have been found to be suffering due to it.
— Akshay Malhotra (@Akshay1Malhotra) September 18, 2016
“Besides, the rise in mosquito menace, lot of politics had been played on this issue. I believe mosquitoes don’t discriminate between a Congress and a BJP person while biting. We should stop politicking and take this problem head on. MCD didn’t do its job, which it was supposed to, but now the Delhi government, MCDs and Central government have to join hands and fight it out for the people of Delhi,” he added.