A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Urban Development on Friday stood cancelled as officials concerned and other members were allegedly not present, triggering a Twitter attack by Aam Aadmi Party on East Delhi’s BJP MP Gautam Gambhir, who in turn posted a retort.
The AAP, which is in power in Delhi, criticised the former cricketer by tweeting: “Delhi is choking and Gautam Gambhir is busy enjoying in Indore”.
A few hours ago, Gambhir’s former Team India colleague V.V.S. Laxman had tweeted a picture of them enjoying ‘jalebis’ and ‘poha’ in Indore, where India and Bangladesh are playing their second Test match. Gambhir is part of the commentary team.
The AAP reposted the picture along with a notice from the Lok Sabha Secretariat that had sought the attendance of members of the Committee on Urban Development at the meeting.
Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi touched 458 on Friday afternoon, though it came down to 298 in the evening.
Gambhir posted a lengthy tweet in the evening: “My work will speak for itself! P.S. Agar mujhe gaali dene se Dilli ka pollution kam hoga to AAP jee bhar ke gaali dijiye. cc: Trolls”.