Amid rising pollution in the national capital, BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh Vineet Agarwal on Tuesday blamed Pakistan and China for the high levels of air pollution in North India and accused either of the two neighboring countries of releasing poisonous gases in India. Claiming that "Pakistan and China could be scared of India", he asserted the possibility of poisonous gas being released by any of the neighboring countries. Speaking to ANI, the BJP leader said,
"We must seriously consider whether Pakistan has released any poisonous gas," he added. Sharda said Pakistan was frustrated even since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah took charge and was resorting to all sorts of tactics against India as it could not register a single victory in any battle. "Whenever Pakistan fought a war with India, it was defeated. Since Narendra Modi and Amit Shah came, Pakistan has become frustrated."
Pollution in Delhi has reached its worst level as the Air Quality Index dipped to the ‘severe’ category a few days ago. Burning of crackers during Diwali, along with the stubble burning being executed in the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh mostly contributed to air pollution. The air quality in Delhi and NCR slightly improved on Tuesday due to the picking up of wind speeds.
The BJP leader further lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for blaming stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab for the alarming pollution levels in the NCR.
"People including Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal say pollution is caused by stubble burning or industrial emission. The farmer is the backbone of our country. Farmer and industries should not be blamed." The BJP leader said the two leaders, Modi and Shah whom he referred to Lord Krishna and Arjuna from the epic Mahabharata, were capable of solving all problems. "This is a time of Krishna and Arjuna. Modi as Krishna and Shah as Arjuna together will take care of it," he said.
(With Inputs from ANI)