Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant raises Aarey Issue in Lok Sabha


Shiv Sena is not leaving even one chance to attack the central government in the ongoing parliament session. Yesterday, as soon as the session started, Shiv Sena demanded that immediate relief for farmers that were affected by unseasonal rains in parts of Maharashtra and even staged a walkout.

Today, they took up the issue of Aarey forest. Shiv Sena's MP Arvind Sawant attacked BJP over felling of 2,700 trees in Aarey forest overnight to make way for the Metro 3 car shed. He directed his questions towards Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and asked that we are talking about[air] pollution and climate change. There are also talks about battery cars but have we planned on what will happen to the electronic waste that these will be generating.? Does the government have any plans for this?

Air pollution levels in Delhi have increased by many folds in the national capital. The situation has been declared as an emergency and there are talks of taking concrete steps to get the pollution levels down.

In a recent  System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi topped the list in AQI  and was said to be the most polluted city in the world and the financial capital of the country was ranked ninth. 

At the time when the trees in Aarey area were being cut, Shiv Sena representatives had promised that if they come to power they will declare Aarey as a forest and also withdraw the cases against the people who were detained while protesting against the tree cutting. Will they live up to their promises? We will get to know if they are able to dissolve the current deadlock and form the government along with NCP and Congress. 

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