Gautam Gambhir slams AAP for dragging his name in pollution issue
New Delhi : Gautam Gambhir slammed AAP for attacking him on missing a high-level parliamentary panel meeting on the air pollution crisis in Delhi. He claimed that his work will speak for him while AAP made his commercial engagements (which were entered into before I had become an MP) an issue..."
He was the only MP from Delhi who had been summoned to the meeting that was scheduled to start 11 am. According to a report, only four MLAs had turned up for the meeting out of 29 MPs.
Earlier, on the day Gautam Gambhir was trolled mercilessly on the social media after VVS Laxman tweeted a picture of him enjoying sweets in Indore on the day of the parliamentary panel meet.
My work will speak for itself!— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 15, 2019
P.S. Agar mujhe gaali dene se Dilli ka pollution kam hoga to AAP jee bhar ke gaali dijiye. cc: Trolls pic.twitter.com/bRyYoFB02c
Gautam Gambhir, who repeatedly sparred with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, both during his election campaign and since, was swiftly targeted by AAP leaders and other Twitter users, leading to #ShameOnGautamGambhir trending across the country.
Instead of sitting in commentary box and enjoying...— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) November 15, 2019
We challenge @GautamGambhir to stop playing blame games over pollution and ATTEND MEETINGS ON AIR POLLUTION which he skipped
Contempt of Court! Strict action should be taken against all absentees!#ShameOnGautamGambhir https://t.co/KrA6NtoOQH pic.twitter.com/dXOycuaYSP
Delhi is choking & @GautamGambhir is busy enjoying in Indore.— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) November 15, 2019
The MP should come to Delhi and ATTEND MEETINGS on AIR POLLUTION which was cancelled because
❌MP's of Delhi
none of the officials SHOWED UP!#ShameOnGautamGambhir https://t.co/A1yDLyYZ7v pic.twitter.com/feowi4q5xX
While MP's like Gautam Gambhir are busy enjoying— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) November 15, 2019
AAP Rajya Sabha MP, @SanjayAzadSln ATTENDED the Parliament standing committee's meeting on AIR POLLUTION.@GautamGambhir, is this the level of your seriousness regarding air pollution?#ShameOnGautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/eFqi1O9DIe
Saurabh Bharadwaj, the AAP MLA for Delhi's Greater Kailash neighbourhood, also took to Twitter, reminding Mr Gambhir he had "7 days to eat Jalebi & poha" before returning to attend the meeting.
Parliamentary Committee meeting notice date 8 Nov was well in advance.@GautamGambhir You had 7 days to eat Jalebi & poha.— Saurabh Bharadwaj (@Saurabh_MLAgk) November 15, 2019
Expected from someone who could use body double for Election campaigning.
Mr Bharadwaj also posted a nearly three-minute long video on his official Twitter account, in which he accused Gautam Gambhir of abusing privileges of Parliament.
BJP calls Parliamentary Committee meeting on Pollution symbolic. MCD Commissioners & DDA VC remain absent. MP @GautamGambhir only giving Twitter Gyan but doesn't attend this meeting .— Saurabh Bharadwaj (@Saurabh_MLAgk) November 15, 2019
Will Contempt proceedings be initiated against erring officers ? Its BJP plan to punish Delhi ? pic.twitter.com/5jM6YzVJ29
"Today, there was a parliamentary meeting about pollution in Delhi. You will be worried to know that our East Delhi MP, Gautam Gambhir, was not present... strict action should be taken against those who were not present. They are clearly in contempt of the powers and privileges of parliament," the AAP MLA said in the video.