Delhi Congress Led By DPCC President Shri Arvinder Singh Lovely, Provides Masks Citywide For Safeguarding People
The President of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, Shri Arvinder Singh Lovely, has criticized both the BJP Government at the Centre and the AAP Government in Delhi for the severe air pollution crisis in the capital. The city has been shrouded in a hazardous toxic haze, posing a significant threat to public health. In response, Delhi Congress workers and leaders have taken it upon themselves to distribute masks to the public in all 14 districts of the city, aiming to protect people from the life-threatening consequences of the polluted air.
Shri Lovely emphasized the responsible approach of the Congress party, stating that they would not resort to protests or demonstrations to address the air pollution issue. Instead, they aim to assist the public during this critical situation without politicizing the matter. The distribution of masks by Delhi Congress has become crucial as the severely polluted air has been causing serious health issues, particularly asthma and respiratory illnesses, with children and the elderly being the most vulnerable. Despite these pressing concerns, the BJP and AAP Governments have been criticized for their lack of responsiveness.
Earlier, Shri Lovely announced that all District presidents were urged to distribute masks, with a focus on helping the economically disadvantaged sections of society. Several senior Congress leaders, including ex-MP Shri Ramesh Kumar, ex-MLAs Shri Surender Kumar, Shri Adarsh Shastri, and many others, joined the effort to distribute masks to thousands of people. The initiative aims to provide relief to those most affected by the dire air quality.
Shri Arvinder Singh Lovely also cautioned the administration against harassing people due to their inability to effectively address air pollution. He criticized both the BJP and AAP Governments for only taking action during the winter months, neglecting the issue for the rest of the year. The authorities have been accused of targeting small business owners and traders under the guise of pollution control, without substantial efforts to combat air pollution throughout the year.
Senior leader and ex-MLA Shri Mukesh Sharma highlighted the ongoing campaign to provide masks to the underprivileged residents of JJ Clusters who are disproportionately affected by the toxic air. He expressed frustration with the government's failure to control air pollution and the unnecessary harassment of innocent citizens after implementing the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). Both the BJP and AAP Governments were urged to take responsibility for the alarming air pollution levels in the city.