Chief of Delhi's Congress unit Arvinder Singh Lovely asked the Centre to ensure 24 hours power supply to the capital as the city is presently under the President’s rule.

He also attacked the Aam Aadmi Party, which was in power in Delhi for 49 days, and accused it of making false promises to the people.

Congress leader JP Agarwal said that his party would not sit quietly while the problem continues to affect the people of Delhi.

"BJP does not know how to run an administration. Power Minister Piyush Goyal didn't give a solution, instead he criticized us. AAP was in power till February 14, but did not chalk out a summer action plan. So, both (BJP, AAP) are responsible for the current power crisis for which Delhiites are suffering," Agarwal said.

"We smell a conspiracy here. During Congress rule, people of Delhi were getting enough power," he added.

Large parts of the city continued to face long outages in sweltering heat with mercury hovering above 45 degree Celsius.

Wednesday's maximum temperature settled four notches above the season's average at 43.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was three notches above the season's average at 31.2 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the national capital experienced partly cloudy and thunderstorm in some parts of the city on Thursday morning with the minimum temperature settling three notches above the season's average at 30.5 degrees Celsius.

The India Meteorological Department said the sky will remain partly cloudy throughout the day and thunderstorms and dust storms might occur in some parts of the city.

The city will not receive showers, it added.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 43 degrees Celsius.

(JPN)

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