New Delhi, Dec 6: Noted author Chetan Bhagat on Saturday, Dec 5, got trolled by AAP leader Dr Kumar Vishwas on the micro-blogging site Twitter, in connection with the Delhi government's decision that odd and even number vehicles will ply on alternate days in the national capital to bring down the pollution level.
The issue was trending on number three on Twitter with #DelhiOddEvenLogic, as netizens mocked Delhi government over curbs on plying of private vehicles.
Reacting on Delhi government's decision, Bhagat tweeted:
At a time when we need economic growth and jobs, somebody decides to get half the vehicles off the roads and destroy productivity. Nice.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 5, 2015
Draconian, undemocratic, not implementable, not a real solution, bizarre. Odd even cars kind of posturing politics should be avoided. Please— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 5, 2015
Real solution to Delhi pollution is to improve smaller cities. Lower pressure on supermetros. Good emission norms, great public transport.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 5, 2015
I know AAP supporters like the romantic idea of shoving change through. Sadly guys, with all respect, it doesn't work. Practicality matters.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 5, 2015
Dost Ho. humse mazaak chalta hai. Par Dhyan se Rehna. Aapke Bade sahab ko pasand nahi aaya to Phir jaante Ho na... https://t.co/NeQLSM7SmK— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 5, 2015
Vishwas, who is known for his sense of humuor, lashed out at Bhagat in his signature-poetic style:
आजा नच लै न्यायाधीश😄 https://t.co/SyPSYzkbr7— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) December 5, 2015
सिद्ध कर दिया कि "भगत" लोग "चेतन" हो कर भी "जड़" ही हैं 😄 https://t.co/PUEWIxqQtG— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) December 5, 2015
Social media site Facebook and messaging app were also flooded with messages, pictures mocking the government's decision.
From January 1, private vehicles will be allowed to run on the streets on alternate days depending on whether their licence plates end in even or odd numbers.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police is still in dark over odd-even number decision and is yet to receive any official communication on this.