The National Green Tribunal has allowed the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation to go ahead with his ambitious World Culture Festival starting 11 March.
The NGT did so despite expressing serious reservations on how the event was likely to cause damage to biodiversity in the area.
The tribunal also slammed different government agencies for flouting rules in the run up to organising the event.
However, soon after the tribunal’s judgement was made public, criticism and disappointment for the Aam Aadmi Party became the dominant theme of conversation on social media.
Many, who had questioned the Delhi chief minister’s silence on the matter earlier, became vocal and accused him of political convenience.
While others felt that it smacked of sheer opportunism for a leader, who not only promised to revolutionise the way politics is done in India but also had announced his commitment for protecting Yamuna.
Here’s why www.jantakareporter.com’s editor-in-chief, Rifat Jawaid, says that the Sri Sri event may have dented brand Arvind Kejriwal for good.