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Delhi BJP asks Kejriwal govt to bring out 'white paper' on steps to check air pollution

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accusing the of doing on the serious issue of air pollution, the BJP 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 Thursday demanded initiation of contempt action against BJP leaders MLA O P Sharma and party for their remarks on the order allowing a two-hour window on use of green crackers.

Sharma said Friday the government has "failed" to take measures needed to address the problem of air pollution which was reflected in "low-grade" allegations on him by 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 low-grade allegations to divert attention from failure of their government," Sharma said at a press conference.

BJP said the rise in air pollution in during winters is a problem that returns every year but 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. should bring out a 'white paper' to tell people what it has done to address to 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.

The AAP is doing over pollution, he alleged.

"If is so serious over effects of cracker bursting on air quality, would it announce a ban on it," he questioned.

Kapoor also questioned the if it took any step to make available green crackers before Diwali since in its October 23 order had advocated its use.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 18:45 IST