- Arvind Kejriwal seeks for Punjab, Haryana help to curb stubble burning
- Amarinder Singh says Kejriwal doesn't understand the situation
- In severe pollution crisis, Delhi engulfed in thick smog for days
"Mr Kejriwal is a very peculiar person...he has his own viewpoints on everything without understanding the situation," Amarinder Singh said hours after Mr Kejriwal suggested that the Punjab and Haryana governments rise above politics and help evolve a solution to Delhi's air quality emergency.
"If I have got 20 million tonnes of paddy straw, if I ask the farmer to store this, farms will be covered with the paddy straw. Mr Kejriwal doesn't understand this problem," said the Chief Minister.
"All of us (North Indian states) will have to keep politics aside and work together to tackle this huge problem of pollution," he added.
The Delhi Chief Minister said he had been asking, without luck, to meet with his Haryana and Punjab counterparts. "I haven't yet got a chance to meet the two Chief Ministers," he said.
He urged the Centre to "rise to the occasion" and "come to the rescue" of the farmers with financial aid to compensate for stubble management.
Delhi has been enveloped in grey smog since Tuesday and air quality has worsened by the hour, prompting the city government to announce school holidays and the return of the odd-even plan to drop the number of cars on the road by half.