As residents of Delhi and surrounding areas huff and puff amid thick smog that has engulfed the region, Amitabh Kant, CEO of government think tank Niti Aayog, posted pictures of his vacation under the clear skies of Kerala over the weekend.
Away from the hustle, bustle of Delhi in God’s Own Country where I have lived, worked and served the people of the State. This is where I will settle down in life. #Kerala #pollutionkills pic.twitter.com/TuJDptEDJo
— Amitabh Kant (@amitabhk87) November 3, 2019
But Kant was not alone in being insensitive to the plight of millions of Delhi residents.
Many Twitter users across the country have posted pictures of their cities with clear blue pollution-free skies, reminding Delhiites of what breathing in fresh air looks like.
Skies over Bangalore. Blue behind the clouds.
(Sorry Delhi) pic.twitter.com/CuBPsk1eEX
— Samar Halarnkar (@samar11) October 31, 2019
Sorry Delhi friends, I didn't have you in mind when I thought of picking up my Uthiramerur pictures and editing them today pic.twitter.com/cM6ev5a9l7
— ఆముక్తమాల్యద (@vaiju7) November 3, 2019
— Akshay Jain (@Akjain1997) November 3, 2019
— Naitik Suthar (@NaitikSuthar09) November 3, 2019
— Santosh (@santosh_sthy) November 3, 2019
— Ashok (@ashok_iyr) November 3, 2019
If this weren’t enough, Twitter users from other countries, too, joined in.
— नेपालवाणी (@iRNepal) November 2, 2019
Sorry to do this to you Delhi but this is our air quality in Thimphu right now. pic.twitter.com/a0x5eb5zbX
— Tenzing Lamsang (@TenzingLamsang) November 2, 2019
Rubbing in more salt, some users shared images of the air quality readings in their cities. At noon today (Nov. 4), air quality in most parts of Delhi was “hazardous.”
Dear Delhi… Sorry… I was jealous of u… Not anymore… This is where I live… Small, boring but a better place.. pic.twitter.com/36L1FtJB1W
— Divya (@divya_amanna) November 3, 2019
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