Kejriwal is 'a peculiar person', doesn't understand problem: Amarinder Singh
Hitting back at Arvind Kejriwal for pointing fingers at the neighbouring states for pollution in the national capital, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that his Delhi counterpart does not understand the problem.
Kejriwal had earlier said that people and the Government of Delhi are ready to take all steps but these steps will not be enough until a solution to the crop stubble burning is found.
"Mr.Kejriwal is a peculiar person who has views on everything without understanding the situation. There is 20 million ton of paddy straw, where do I ask farmers to store? So Mr.Kejriwal doesn't understand this problem," said Amarinder Singh.
Kejriwal had said that high level of pollution and smog in Delhi were not just due to local reasons and blamed crop burning for worsening of air quality.
"Until state governments don't find economically viable solutions to crop burning it will not stop. If everyone, central govt, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana government, come together and put aside politics a solution can be found," he added.
Delhi was enveloped by grey smog for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour. This prompted the state government to bring the Odd-Even scheme back in Delhi.
The odd-even car rationing scheme will be enforced in Delhi for a five-day period from November 13, city Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Thursday.
Under the Odd-Even formula, vehicles with the registration number ending with an even number are allowed on roads on an even date while those ending in an odd number are allowed on odd dates. The scheme was enforced in Delhi twice in 2016