Rahul accuses BJP, AAP of cutting down trees in Delhi

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New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the BJP and the AAP government in the capital for cutting down thousands of trees in the past four years, calling it “madness”.

“In Delhi, the BJP with AAP’s approval has hacked down thousands of trees in the past 4 yrs for ‘development’. Even children know that trees are critical to our survival and difficult to replace,” said Gandhi on Twitter.

“Stand with the Congress and together let’s fight this madness,” he added with a hashtag #BJPAAPChokeDelhi.

The government-run NBCC India Ltd, that is redeveloping infrastructure in south Delhi requiring axing thousands of trees, on Wednesday directed its contractors not to cut any tree till July 4 in wake of the Delhi High Court’s June 25 order.

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Earlier on Monday, top NBCC officials said it is the Delhi government that has given permission to cut the trees. According to the approval letters, the Delhi government last year approved axing of 1,454 trees in Nauroji Nagar, and this year approved felling of 2,294 trees in Netaji Nagar.

–IANS

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