New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked the central government and the army for securing the Munak Canal in Haryana's Sonipat district on Monday.
"Thank u army, thank u centre for securing munak canal back. Great relief for Delhi," tweeted Arvind Kejriwal.
Around 600 CRPF personnel and two columns of Army took control of the Munak canal at around 4 a.m. on Monday and started repair work to ensure uninterrupted water supply to Delhi.
The Munak canal which supplies water to many parts of Delhi, had to be shut down after it was vandalised by a section of demonstrators demanding reservations in government jobs and educational institutions for the Jat community.
"We've completely run out of water. I appeal to the Centre with folded hands to immediately intervene and get Munak canal started in Haryana," Kejriwal had said in an earlier tweet.
Yielding to pressure from agitating Jats, the BJP on Sunday night announced setting up of a five-member committee under the charimanship of Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu to examine the quota demand for the community in government jobs.