Even as Delhi suffers the toxic smog, it seems battle lines are being drawn in world of politics. A very public spat that has been going on between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh saw yet another round unfolding on Twitter today.
Hours after Arvind Kejriwal sought meeting with Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh over air pollution, the Punjab CM has once again ruled out a meeting, urging him to refrain from trying to politicise such a serious issue.
In a tweet, Kejriwal had sought meeting with his Punjab counterpart, stating that he was coming to Chandigarh on Wednesday to meet Haryana CM and would be grateful if he could could spare sometime to meet him. “It is in collective interest,” he tweeted.
.@capt_amarinder Sir, I am coming to Chandigarh on Wed to meet Haryana CM. Would be grateful if u cud spare sometime to meet me. It is in collective interest
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 14, 2017
“I fail to understand why the Delhi chief minister was trying to force his hand, knowing well that any such discussion would be meaningless and futile. Kejriwal’s tendency to indulge in petty street politics was well-known”, lashed out Captain Singh, adding that the AAP national convenor was trying to divert public attention from his own government’s failure in Delhi to check the problem of pollution, as exposed by the response of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the ill-conceived odd-even scheme.