Kejriwal urges people not to burst firecrackers this Diwali amid rising air pollution

Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today made an appeal to the people to avoid bursting firecrackers this Diwali in view of rising air pollution in the national capital.

Speaking at a virtual media briefing the Chief Minister said, “On November 14, from 7.39 pm onwards, all 2 crore Delhi citizens will perform Lakshmi Puja together.”

He added that, he along with his cabinet minister, will start the Lakshmi Puja, which will be aired on certain television channels.

Kejriwal further said that this will create a positive atmosphere in Delhi amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and deteriorating air quality in the national capital.

“The COVID-19 situation is deteriorating in Delhi because of the rising air pollution,” he stated.

Yesterday, Kejriwal said, “For some time now, Delhi has seen an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. We may refer to it as the third wave.”

“We have been monitoring the situation continuously and there is no need to panic. We will take whatever steps are needed,” the chief minister added.