Indian politician and member of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, while reacting to Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to bring the Odd-Even rule back to Delhi, from November 4 to November 15, said that the AAP President is doing this just for publicity.
While talking to Republic TV in a telephonic conversation, he said, “This is a stunt by Arvind Kejriwal just to be in newspapers and news channels and I think that he has succeeded because we are discussing him today.” He added, “
He also said that Kejriwal has been stalling the fourth phase of the metro for a long time. While talking about advertisements in newspapers, he said, “Everyone including me has seen so many ads in the newspapers asking us to put water if there are insects,” and then went on to ask if this is how a Chief Minister should act.
While expressing his views on the situation, he said that Odd-Even is not for Delhi. He said, "Odd-Even is not a solution for Delhi. Delhi needs a permanent solution.” He also further accused Kejriwal of making such decisions in lieu of elections. He said, “He’s only doing this for elections and he does not realise how many people will be harassed in this situation.”
Arvind Kejriwal, while talking to the media on Friday, said that the odd-even vehicle rule is all set to return to the national capital from 4 November to 15 November. He also said that the move is expected to reduce pollution in the area by 13-15%. He also mentioned that he has received a lot of suggestions for pollution control from the public and that based on these suggestions, the government has come up with a seven-point action plan.
The action plan includes a later show on the eve of Chotti Diwali instead of public bursting crackers. It also includes the sprinkling of water in the area to curb the dust particles in the atmosphere. Additionally, 12 spots across the national capital, witnessing high levels of pollution have been identified by the government. According to Kejriwal, special attention would be paid to these areas and a separate plan will be made for them.