Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO -

NEWDELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tues­day al­leged se­lec­tive crit­i­cism of its gov­ern­ment in Delhi over rise in pol­lu­tion lev­els when the prob­lem was even worse in neigh­bour­ing towns — Ghazi­abad Noida and Gurgaon.

AAP spokesper­son Sau­rabh Bharad­waj said the air qual­ity in­dex (AQI) of the three satel­lite towns was worse than Delhi but no one cor­nered BJP govern­ments, which rule these states, but held Arvind Ke­jri­wal-led Delhi gov­ern­ment ac­count­able for the bad air qual­ity.

“All power for @Lt­gov­delhi, all ac­count­abil­ity for @Arvin­d­Ke­jri­wal. And No ques­tions for @myo­gia­dityanath,” AAP spokesper­son Sau­rabh Bharad­waj tweeted along with a box on AQI in Delhi, Ghazi­abad, Noida and Gurgaon.

“When it comes to power, ev­ery­thing is con­trolled by the lieu­tenant gov­er­nor. But when any prob­lem arises, Arvind Ke­jri­wal gov­ern­ment is blamed,” he said. NEW DELHI : The Delhi High Court on Tues­day sought re­sponse from the city gov­ern­ment, po­lice and Delhi Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Com­mit­tee (DPCC) af­ter re­ceiv­ing a let­ter from the In­dian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (IMA), urg­ing that the Air­tel Delhi Half Marathon sched­uled for Novem­ber 19 be post­poned due to poor air qual­ity.

Also is­su­ing no­tice to the or­gan­is­ers of the Half Marathon, a bench of Jus­tice Ravin­dra Bhat and Jus­tice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked them to file their re­sponses be­fore Novem­ber 16, the next date of hear­ing. The air qual­ity is poor and it would be un­safe to con­tinue with the marathon, the IMA said.

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