Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he had a very cordial and fruitful discussion with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the smog menace.
“We had a very positive discussion, we will take all steps possible to tackle the situation,” Kejriwal told the media after meeting Khattar.
Khattar said that Delhi’s pollution should be given special concern because “it is the national capital”.
“It (Delhi) is the country’s capital so we should all make all efforts to remedy the situation,” Khattar told media.
Kejriwal, accompanied by Environment Minister Imran Hussain and another senior official met Khattar in Chandigarh to discuss increasing pollution levels in Delhi-NCR due to crop burning in Punjab and Haryana.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh snubbed Kejriwal’s request to meet him and urged him to refrain from trying to politicise such a serious issue.
Pollution reached disastrous levels in Delhi, with smog enveloping the whole city.
Kejriwal has blamed the burning of crop stubble by farmers in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana as the major cause of the spiking pollution in Delhi.