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Govt should've paid as much attention to pollution as to Article 370: Sibal

Delhi witnessed a dip in pollution levels on Saturday morning even as the air quality in the city remained in the "severe" category

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday hit out at the government over the pollution crisis in Delhi, saying the Centre should have paid as much attention to poor air quality as it did in dealing with

The capital witnessed a dip in pollution levels on Saturday morning even as the air quality in the city remained in the "severe" category.

"Nature is punishing us for our own misdemeanours. We have ourselves jeopardised our fundamental right to breathe. Forget odd prescriptions. Let's be even in our solutions," Sibal said in a tweet, in an apparent swipe at the Delhi government's odd-even road rationing scheme.

"Was the politics behind more important than our right to breathe clean air? Our Government should have paid as much attention to air pollution as it did in dealing with Article 370!" the former Union minister said, referring to the abrogation of in Jammu and Kashmir in August and the steps taken by the central government following that action.

First Published: Sat, November 16 2019. 16:15 IST
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