Delhi fire and BJP’s ‘advertisement vs reality’ attack against Kejriwal government on much-publicised bike ambulance scheme


The BJP on Sunday launched a tirade against the Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal government questioning the efficiency of its much-publicised bike ambulance scheme. The saffron party asked why no bike ambulance was available when this would have been handy in responding to people in distress during the Sunday’s ravaging fire in Delhi.

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BJP leader Kapil Mishra, also a former AAP MLA, tweeted, “Rs 9 crore was spent in printing the ads for bike ambulance. Where were these ambulance when people were burning to death in the congested lanes of Delhi today? Victims had to be carried on shoulders and in auto-rickshaws. Shame on you. I spit on you Kejriwal. You lie on everything, all your ads are lies.”

BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa also used the same ‘advertisement vs reality’ video to lash out at Kejriwal. Sirsa wrote on Twitter, “Arvind Kejriwal ji had spent Rs 9 crore claiming these bike ambulance will reach the congested lanes of Delhi. But when the need arose, then these helpless people had to be carried on shoulders and in auto-rickshaws.”

Inaugurating the bike ambulance service in February this year, Kejriwal had said, “This is a big step in the health sector. Everybody knows that the Delhi government is doing good works in the education and health sectors.” He had also said that if there was a medical emergency in narrow bylanes, ‘bike ambulance can go there and immediately provide its service to patients.’

At least 43 people, mostly poor labourers, were killed on Sunday morning after a raging fire broke out in a luggage factory. Questions are being raised against the BJP-run MCD and the AAP government of Delhi on how an illegal factory was being allowed to run in a congested residential area.

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