Such is the apathy of our elected leaders, that they are busy enjoying their lives while residents of Delhi are choking due to air pollution.
Even Gautam Gambhir, the celebrated cricketer has changed after joining politics. The parliamentarian from East Delhi is in Indore, enjoying with his friends when he was supposed to attend an important meeting on pollution today.
We have no words.
In case you aren't aware, Delhi is choking
In Delhi, the Air Quality Index has even crossed apocalyptic levels.
Thanks to poor planning from concerned authorities and rampant stubble burning in neighboring states, Delhi earned the dubious title of the world's most polluted city. On Friday, AQI was recorded at 527.
As a thick layer of smog has blanketed Delhi, some school children urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene.
While residents are suffering, important meeting was canceled
As residents are breathing toxicity, a high-level Parliamentary Standing Committee of Urban Development was called today. But the meeting was postponed because ministers and others didn't think it was "important enough".
Three commissioners of MCD, Vice-Chairman of DDA, Secretary/Joint Secretary of Environment didn't attend the meeting, reports ANI.
The meeting was attended by only four MPs, other reports said.
Gambhir showed his "political" nature by missing meeting
And Gambhir, whose induction into politics was seen as a "change", flew to Indore to have poha and jalebi with former cricketer VVS Laxman.
Laxman shared pictures of their outing on Twitter and Gambhir was all smiles in it.
What's ironical is just yesterday, Gambhir advocated clean air saying our children shouldn't be forced to breathe pollutants.
What changed between yesterday and today?
He is clearly having fun!
Kabhi pohe se teekhe, kabhi jalebi se meethe ... wonderful start to the day in Indoor, where we had breakfast outdoor 😛 pic.twitter.com/DxIPtNqYi7