‘Bring out white pa­per to check air pol­lu­tion’

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI -

Ac­cus­ing the AAP of do­ing pol­i­tics on the se­ri­ous is­sue of air pol­lu­tion, the Delhi BJP on Fri­day de­manded its gov­ern­ment to bring a “white pa­per” on steps it has taken to ad­dress the re­cur­ring prob­lem and asked if it would an­nounce a ban on cracker burst­ing.

The Aam Aadmi Party Thurs­day de­manded ini­ti­a­tion of con­tempt ac­tion against BJP lead­ers MLA O P Sharma and party spokesper­son Praveen Shankar Kapoor for their re­marks on the Supreme Court or­der al­low­ing a two-hour win­dow on use of green crack­ers.

Sharma said Fri­day the AAP gov­ern­ment has “failed” to take mea­sures needed to ad­dress the prob­lem of air pol­lu­tion which was re­flected in “low-grade” al­le­ga­tions on him by AAP lead­ers.

“The AAP gov­ern­ment is in­dif­fer­ent to­wards steps that need to be taken to make Delhi’s air clean. Lead­ers of the party are lev­el­ling low­grade al­le­ga­tions to di­vert at­ten­tion from the fail­ure of their gov­ern­ment,” Sharma said at a press con­fer­ence.

Delhi BJP spokesper­son Har­ish Khu­rana said the rise in air pol­lu­tion in Delhi dur­ing win­ters is a prob­lem that re­turns ev­ery year but Ke­jri­wal gov­ern­ment has “failed” to find a so­lu­tion to it.

“In­stead of fo­cussing on ve­hic­u­lar pol­lu­tion and lo­cal sources of dust, they blame par­ali (crop residue) burn­ing and shift blame on neigh­bour­ing states. Delhi gov­ern­ment should bring out a ‘white pa­per’ to tell peo­ple what it has done to ad­dress the prob­lem of pol­lu­tion,” he said.

Kapoor said BJP re­spects the courts and never showed con­tempt to it as was charged by AAP lead­ers Raghav Chadha and Atishi.

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