In the aftermath of BJP MP Gautam Gambhir deciding to skip air pollution meeting in New Delhi on 15th November, his ‘missing’ posters have surfaced in New Delhi. Gautam Gambhir has attracted heavy criticism after he decided to ditch the meeting.
“Missing. Have you seen this person? He was last seen eating jalebis in Indore. The entire Delhi is looking for him,” the message on the posters stated along with a picture of Mr. Gambhir, the Lok Sabha member from East Delhi.
These posters popped up after the cricketer-turned-politician skipped a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on urban development over air pollution in NCR on 15 november
On the same day, pictures of his appeared on social media which he posted on his twitter handle, eating jalebis with former cricketer VVS Laxman and TV host Jatin Sapru in Indore during a commentery stint with a sports channel.
Only four MPs of a 28-member parliamentary panel appeared to attend the important meeting to discuss the air pollution crisis in the National Capital Region. The meeting was ultimately called off as lawmakers and bureaucrats were absent.
Mr. Gambhir has been constantly targeted by Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party since that day and has been demanded to quit from his East Delhi post after “failing” the people of Delhi.
Delhi MP decided to hit back at the AAP, saying that he should be judged by his work and not by “propaganda or false narrative spread by the minions of the honest” Chief Minister.
According to Gaurav Arora, Mr. Gambhir was in his constituency till last November 13. He inaugurated two schools of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and attended other programmes before leaving for his fixed assignment.
“The AAP and its leaders are baffled by the work done by Gambhir in a short span of five months in East Delhi after winning the election,” Mr. Arora added.