AAP slams Gautam Gambhir over his Jalebis Post and missing crucial meet over pollution
As Delhi suffocates in its winter blanket of filthy air, top officials, including MPs have skipped a meeting called to find solutions.So it's been cancelled.
The Aam Aadmi Party, which governs Delhi, took aim at BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir. A few hours ago his former Team India colleague VVS Laxman tweeted photo of them enjoying jalebis and poha in Indore. The AAP reposted it, along with a notice from the Lok Sabha Secretariat asking members of the Committee on Urban Development to attend Friday's meeting.
"Delhi is choking and Gautam Gambhir is busy enjoying in Indore," the AAP said.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Delhi is choking & <a href="https://twitter.com/GautamGambhir?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GautamGambhir</a> is busy enjoying in Indore. <br><br>The MP should come to Delhi and ATTEND MEETINGS on AIR POLLUTION which was cancelled because <br><br>❌MCD <br>❌DDA <br>❌Environment Ministry <br>❌MP's of Delhi <br><br>none of the officials SHOWED UP!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShameOnGautamGambhir?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ShameOnGautamGambhir</a> <a href="https://t.co/A1yDLyYZ7v">https://t.co/A1yDLyYZ7v</a> <a href="https://t.co/feowi4q5xX">pic.twitter.com/feowi4q5xX</a></p>— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) <a href="https://twitter.com/AamAadmiParty/status/1195263032588267520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 15, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Adala Prabhakara Reddy, an MP from Andhra Pradesh's YSRCP, blamed his absence on a parliamentary party meeting in Vijayawada.
And the BJP's YS Chowdhary said he missed the meeting on pollution in Delhi due to "miscommunication" and "preoccupation".
He said he would enquire about it.
Meanwhile, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar has said he will look into the matter. "I need to enquire about it. I'm not aware about the matter at present."
"We are always very serious about pollution. I have emphasised that pollution is not a problem faced only by Delhi. I have ordered a joint action plan and the teams are working on it," he said.
"Joint cooperation of all agencies is needed to fight pollution," he said.