With the air quality in Delhi-NCT deteriorating, BJP MP Varun Gandhi questioned the lack of “concern and coordination” among multiple government agencies in addressing the crisis on Thursday.
He claimed in tweets that neither the government nor the people are serious about addressing this monstrous problem, claiming that hospitals are overcrowded with patients suffering from breathing, heart, and lung problems.
“In Delhi-NCR, eight out of ten children have respiratory problems. “After years of discussion, why is there still a lack of concern/coordination among multiple government entities?” he wondered.
Gandhi wondered if the cost of resolving the issue was greater than the cost of lifetime respiratory care for 46 million people.
With air quality worsening, the BJP and the AAP, which are in power in Delhi and Punjab, respectively, where incidents of stubble burning have increased, have blamed each other for the annual crisis.