Delhi air pollution: CM Arvind Kejriwal meets Haryana CM ML Khattar in Chandigarh

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 November 2017, 01:10 PM
Delhi smog: Kejriwal leaves for Chandigarh to meet Khattar (Image: ANI)
Delhi smog: Kejriwal leaves for Chandigarh to meet Khattar (Image: ANI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar in Chandigarh over the Delhi smog issue on Wednesday.

Delhi was shrouded with thick blanket of smog last week. One of the main causes for Delhi smog was stubble burning neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab.

Delhi CM had also contacted Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to meet him as he is also based out in Chandigarh.

But, Amarinder refused to meet Kejriwal by saying he does not have the same luxury of time as the Delhi Chief Minister.

When Kejriwal had requested neighbouring states to stop the stubble burning, Amarinder had said that Kejriwal is a peculiar person with views on everything but no understanding.

“Mr Kejriwal is a peculiar person who has views on everything without understanding the situation. There is 20 million ton of paddy straw, where do I ask farmers to store? So Mr Kejriwal doesn't understand this problem,” said Singh.

Delhi has been struggling with hazardous air quality over the last week. Delhi woke up to thick smog on last Tuesday.

Delhi government proposed odd-even scheme to counter the menace of air pollution but NGT had asked them to carry it out without the exemptions to women and two-wheelers.

Delhi govt had to call off odd-even as they did not want to compromise on security to women.

First Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:12 AM
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