Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has left for Chandigarh to meet Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar to discuss ways to check stubble burning among other pollution-related issues.
Kejriwal has been seeking a meeting with his counterparts from Haryana and Punjab over the last few days to find a solution to stubble burning in the neighbouring states.
“Myself, Delhi environment minister and environment secretary (are) on our way to Haryana to discuss issues related to pollution with the Hon’ble CM of Haryana and his team. Look forward to a fruitful discussion,” the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.
Myself, Del Env Minister n Env Secy on our way to Haryana to discuss issues related to pollution with Hon’ble CM of Haryana and his team. Look forward to a fruitful discussion
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 15, 2017
Kejriwal said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had called him and told him that the latter was in Delhi till Tuesday, but cannot meet him in Delhi, citing “he (Khattar) was very busy”.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, with whom Kejriwal had sought an appointment as he was anyway coming to Chandigarh to meet the Haryana CM, has refused the request for a meeting.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, the Delhi government moved a fresh petition in the National Green Tribunal (NGT), this time also seeking the tribunal’s direction to neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to implement the odd-even car rationing scheme.