A leader of India’s ruling party alleged that Pakistan and China should be blamed for the high levels of pollution in the national capital region and adjacent areas, saying either of the two neighbouring countries could have released poisonous gases into India.
“Ye jo zehreeli hawa aa rahi hai, zehreeli gas aayi hai ho sakta hai kisi bagal ke mulk ne chhodi ho jo humse ghabraya hua hai. (There is a possibility that this poisonous gas could have been released by any neighbouring country which is afraid of us.) I feel that Pakistan or China are afraid of us,” BJP leader Vineet Agarwal Sharda told Indian news agency ANI.
“We must seriously consider whether Pakistan has released any poisonous gas,” he added.
NDTV quoted Vineet Agarwal Sharda as saying Pakistan was frustrated ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah took charge and was resorting to all sorts of tactics against India as it could not register a single victory in any battle.
“Whenever Pakistan fought a war with India, it was defeated. Since PM Modi and Amit Shah came, Pakistan has become frustrated,” he said.
The BJP leader also criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for blaming stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab for the alarming pollution levels in the national capital region.