Blame game starts over pollution in India's capital city

A street in New Delhi is seen under heavy smog conditions on Nov 3, 2019.
A street in New Delhi is seen under heavy smog conditions on Nov 3, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - In the weeks leading up to Deepavali on Oct 27, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) both took credit for how pollution levels had fallen by 25 per cent over the past year in Delhi.

The AAP , which runs Delhi, said it was due to a series of steps including improved electricity supply combined with a ban on the use of polluting diesel power generators.

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