New Delhi: With Diwali on the horizon, everyone has suddenly started worrying for the environment including our politicians. While Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is bringing in odd-even circus once again, Central Government’s pollution board is asking people to avoid bursting crackers on Diwali. However, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has clarified to party workers that crackers used after a victory in elections won’t hurt the environment.
Voting for elections in Haryana and Maharashtra is currently underway and BJP is likely to form the government in both these states. As is the norm after every election, BJP workers are ready with laddoos and crackers to celebrate this win. However, pollution board’s advisory to stay away from crackers had confused them. In these uncertain times, honorable minister’s clarification has come as a big relief for them.
Speaking to the press outside the BJP HQ, Mr. Javadekar said, “I was reminded last week by someone that I am the environment minister and since then, I have been working hard to avoid changing anything about the environment. We urged people to switch to green crackers but that just made everyone buy those green Aloo Bomb, so then we advised them to stay away from crackers altogether. That led to some confusion as our workers thought their crackers will also cause pollution. Absolute nonsense, I told them that no smoke comes out if you are bursting crackers after an electoral victory. Jab tak pataakhe na fodo, results confirm hi nahi hota so they must do it.”
When asked if they will be using green crackers for the celebrations, Mr. Javadekar said, “Our motto is ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikaas’ so we can’t be partial to green colour, saffron crackers will also be used.”
Meanwhile, Congress workers were happy that they are saving tons of money by not buying crackers or laddoos for past few years.