While Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit assured all possible help to the victims of the fire in Bawana, others such as volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party also came forward to assist in the rehabilitation and relief process.

A statement released by the office of Ms. Dikshit said: “The Chief Minister is in constant touch with the district authorities on providing help to the fire tragedy victims. She has deputed the Deputy Commissioner (Revenue), sub-divisional magistrates and other officers along with the local MLA to take care of the affected persons. The revenue department has arranged proper tents for the victims. Further they are being provided food. She has directed the officers to ensure proper care to the victims.”

Meanwhile, relief volunteers from AAP who reached there in the evening and were seen donating packets of snacks and water to the affected people said the biggest challenge was to ensure proper lighting facilities. One of them said due to the fire the electric cables had stopped functioning and now they were without lights.

The volunteer added that AAP activists in all blocks would collect food, clothing or any other donations including cash from people who are willing to donate and distribute the same among the needy at the fire site. He said they were also planning to distribute food packets at night and would camp in the area through the night in shifts to ensure a smooth rehabilitation process. Earlier in the day, AAP leaders such as Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai had also visited Bawana to pledge their support to the victims.

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