New Delhi. For the exponential rise of dengue cases in Delhi, AAP blames the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which PM launched last year. Recently AAP constituted an internal committee under Mr. Ashutosh to find out the reason behind the outbreak of dengue in the capital.
After missing few deadlines it had internally set for itself, Ashutosh submitted the preliminary report to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal when he was the watching “Calendar Girls” along with the cast and crew of the movie at his residence.
Though the report is not yet available in public domain, Mr. Ashutosh was kind enough to speak to us on the condition of anonymity because it is the first time he got a chance to head a party committee. We started by asking what is the reason behind the delay, as his predecessor Yogendra Yadav used to be ready with reports within a day or two. Mr. Ashutosh said, “This is not a report for electoral win or loss. We cannot be casual while preparing this report as dengue can potentially take away so many lives. We looked at all the aspects before making our conclusion.”
“According to us, the major reason is the abundant quantity of clean water in Delhi which as all of us know helps in the breeding of dengue mosquitos. Last year when PM launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, we could not protest properly because of our internal party issues. Now the bigger question is, why this was launched without understanding the side effects it can cause.”
Mr. Ashutosh added further, “We have done research to find dengue mosquitos bites proportionately higher number of AAP supporters. After we came to power, there is not much scope for strikes and protests, so most of our supporters take rest during day time when the dengue mosquitos are most active. We also stay in smaller houses. It is easy for the mosquito to travel from one room to other. One mosquito can potentially bite a full family within an hour”.
“Look at the central ministers, they stay in big bungalows surrounded by so many people all the time. Difficult for a mosquito to travel to all the rooms, even if it reach some room it will get confused with whom to bite as so many people will be present. Unlike them, we do not have so many supporters right now to hang around us”.
Mr. Ashutosh told us about the few recommendations he is going to submit in his final report to Akela Aadmi Party head Mr. Kejriwal. “We have told our supporters to remain active at least during the day time. If needed, we will launch few protests and strikes to keep them occupied. No need for us to follow Swachh Bharat Campaign to keep the water bodies in around us clean. We will soon find a way to make the water bodies unfriendly for dengue mosquitos”