Kejriwal seeks meeting with Amarinder over pollution

Delhi air pollution

Delhi air pollution

Would be grateful if you could spare sometime to meet me. He later tweeted: "Khattarji called".

Authorities have blamed stubble burning by farmers in Punjab and Haryana for the smog and air pollution in the National Capital Region, triggering serious health concerns.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the Centre and the state governments to file their responses on a petition plea filed by lawyer R.K. Kapoor who claimed that a rise in dust particles on roads and stubble burning in Delhi's neighbouring states had led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the city and its adjoining areas. Says he is very busy and can't meet me in Delhi. He has asked me to come to Chandigarh on Wednesday. ML Khattar also launched a scathing attack, saying what had Kejriwal done for "stubble burning over 40000 hectares of land in Delhi".

"It has been brought to our notice that huge crop residue burning is going on in Karnal, Haryana". The air quality deteriorated on Monday after marginally improving over the weekend. After arriving in Delhi, Khattar told reporters: "I am in Delhi, where is the meeting". "Such collective problems require everyone to do their bit".

Quoting from Rabindranath Tagore's poem, "Where The Mind Is Without Fear", he said the bedrock of such a mechanism is a "mindset" where "words come out from the depth of truth". "Unfortunately your letter contains no hint of such a mindset", Khattar wrote in his reply to Kejriwal's invitation for talks.

"The only point on which I can think of engaging with Kejriwal is the financial aid, which he has indicated he may be willing to provide for Punjab to deal with the problem of stubble burning".

Khattar said he was likely to be in Delhi on November 13 and 14.

The Delhi CM has earlier alleged that both Punjab and Haryana CMs have no time to discuss the crop burning issue.

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