Rahul Gandhi hits out at BJP and AAP over ‘madness’ of cutting trees


Congress party President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, hit out at the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Part (AAP) over cutting of trees in the national capital for a ‘re-development’ project and called for fighting this ‘madness.’


Gandhi took to Twitter and said, even children know the importance of trees in life and urged people to stand by the Congress against it.

“In Delhi, the BJP with AAP’s approval has hacked down thousands of trees in the past 4 years for development. Even children know that trees are critical to our survival and difficult to replace. Stand with the Congress and together let’s fight this madness,” the Congress supremo wrote.

The city government had announced that it would be cutting over 14,000 trees for building over 25,000 flats for government employees in seven colonies of south Delhi, reported NDTV.

A major protest broke out against the decision, with residents and activists launching their own “Chipko Movement” and the project became embroiled in a political blame game.

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