Delhi Smog : Gopal Rai hits out at Center & Haryana government


Delhi Smog : Gopal Rai hits out at Center & Haryana government

Kejriwal on the other hand said his office was "desperately trying to reach him", and later tweeted that Khattar said he is busy and will meet him in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Would be grateful if you could spare sometime to meet me.

In a letter dated November 10, Khattar said he was open to meeting Kejriwal to find a solution to the issue.

As Delhi battles dense smog and pollution aggravated by stubble-burning in neighbouring agrarian states, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is fixing up meetings with his Haryana and Punjab counterparts on Twitter.

Khattar said he was likely to be in Delhi on November 13 and 14.

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh on a plea for taking immediate steps to curb rising air pollution in the national capital. The Delhi government has been asking for a joint meeting of the chief ministers of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi to find a solution to the air pollution that is choking Delhi and the rest of NCR for nearly two weeks. In fact, your reference to the helplessness of farmers in Punjab and Haryana in stubble burning betrays an inability to rise above short term electoral interests.

Accusing the Delhi CM of playing politics for vote-bank, he said, "I will be in Delhi on Monday and Tuesday".

Acknowledging the dire consequences that continued exposure to peaking levels of air pollution would visit on the public, including schoolchildren, a Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said long-term preventive measures should be taken to end this life-threatening situation caused by stubble burning and dust from construction activities.

He added that no single person, organisation or government could improve the quality of air. "Such collective problems require everyone to do their bit".

The Haryana CM has asked me to see him in Chandigarh on Wednesday, the AAP supremo said. After arriving in Delhi, Khattar told reporters: "I am in Delhi, where is the meeting".