Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference at the AAP office in New Delhi on 1 February, 2015.IANS file

Leading by example, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in case of a water shortage in the national capital, his residence would be the first to bear the brunt of it.

"There should be no politics over water. This year if there is any shortage of water, then Delhi Jal Board should ensure that it is felt by everybody. Water supply shortage will be faced by all the VIPs starting from me. Only prime Minister, president, embassies and emergency services will be exempted," the AAP president said.

Union and Delhi ministers are amongst the other VIPs who are currently entitled to uninterrupted water supply. According to Delhi Jal Board (DJB), the supply of water from Haryana through Munak canal has dropped alarmingly since AAP came to power, reports India Today.

Around 1,100 million gallons per day (mgd) is the current average demand for potable water in Delhi. After treating raw water in its treatment plants, DJB supplies around 800 mgd water across the city.

By the end of the 12th Five-Year Plan in 2017, the demand is projected to touch around 1,400 mgd. Haryana and Uttar Pradesh play a crucial role in supplying raw water to Delhi.

Kejriwal accused BJP of not doing the needful while running the three MCDs, which led to financial losses for the government bodies.

"I want to say that if MCD is not working, let BJP resign and AAP will turn MCD into a profit-making entity within a year," the Delhi CM said.

Earlier, the government had refused to provide funds to municipal corporations for sustenance of the city.