Yamuna Foam Disrupts Purvanchali Migrants In Delhi, Affecting Chhath Festival Preparations For The Settled Community: Virendra Sachdeva
Sachdeva expressed concern about the visible foam covering the Yamuna River, emphasizing its impact on the Purvanchali migrants.
New Delhi: Delhi BJP President, Shri Virendra Sachdeva, has strongly criticized Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government, asserting that it has inadequately addressed the critical issues of pollution in the capital. In particular, Sachdeva targeted Environment Minister Gopal Rai, characterizing him as nothing more than an "Event Manager" who, despite regular press conferences, has failed to demonstrate substantive progress in combating pollution on the ground.
Sachdeva expressed concern about the visible foam covering the Yamuna River, emphasizing its impact on the Purvanchali migrants preparing for the Chhath festival in Delhi. He highlighted the failure of the Kejriwal government to address not only air pollution but also issues affecting the city's water bodies.
The BJP President questioned Gopal Rai's approach to tackling pollution, specifically demanding information on the coordinated efforts between Delhi and Punjab to address stubble burning—the primary cause of pollution in the region. Sachdeva urged Rai to provide transparency regarding discussions with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on their respective anti-pollution measures.
In response to Gopal Rai's call for the BJP to remain silent on the issue of pollution, Sachdeva expressed surprise and defended the right of the opposition party to scrutinize the government's performance. He stressed that the BJP would continue to pose questions to Rai about his effectiveness as the Environment Minister, rejecting any attempts to stifle accountability.
Sachdeva pointedly challenged the efficacy of the government's anti-pollution measures, particularly focusing on the deployment of 70 Anti Smog Guns across Delhi's expansive 1483 sq. km. He called for Rai to address whether this limited number of devices is sufficient to combat the pervasive dust pollution plaguing the city.
In conclusion, the BJP President highlighted the need for accountability and collaborative efforts to address the multifaceted challenges of pollution in Delhi, criticizing the Kejriwal government's perceived lack of effective action and urging Minister Rai to respond substantively to the concerns raised by the opposition.