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Delhi pollution: Swachh Bharat of no good, says Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee once again raked up the issue of pollution-hit Delhi, stating that the Centre's ambitious 'Swachh Mission' was of no good.

The TMC supremo had yesterday said that she was "ashamed" at seeing Sri Lankan cricketers donning pollution masks while playing in Delhi, and asked the to make arrangements for checking pollution there.

"What good has the Swachh Mission done? In Delhi, Sri Lankan players are playing wearing masks. From political pollution to weather pollution, represents it all," Banerjee said at a function here today.

She said pollution had gone up to such levels in that people have to wear masks even while eating and outdoors.

"Politicians, too, need a mask while talking...Charity begins at home. First manage your home, then think about other places," Banerjee said.

In an unprecedented turn of events, the Sri Lankan cricket team held up play during the third Test against in recently, complaining of poor air quality that forced the hosts to declare their innings.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 21:05 IST