‘Delhi MP enjoying Jalebis’ – Gautam Gambhir gets criticized for preferring commentary over Parliamentary meeting
Gambhir fails to attend the meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee of Urban Development
Published - Nov 15, 2019 2:09 pm | Updated - Nov 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Former India captain Gautam Gambhir has started his new innings as Bhartiya Janta Party MP from East Delhi on a good note by installing CCTV cameras to tackle the issue of women’s safety which has plagued Delhi. He is also known for his nationalist views with his support for Indian armed forces and also taking on Pakistani cricketers whenever they spew venom for India.
Recently, he had also taken a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for not being able to contain pollution in the state especially when the Bangladesh cricket team arrived in the country to play the first T20I of the three-match series at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
The players were seen wearing masks and limiting their physical activities outdoors to fight pollution and Gambhir mentioned the inability of the Arvind Kejriwal government to do anything.
Gautam Gambhir criticized for doing commentary while missing an important meeting
This time, however, tables have seemingly turned on the cricketer-turned-politician in Delhi as a journalist has slammed Gambhir for missing an important meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee of Urban Development specifically to discuss taking steps for curbing pollution in the state, an issue that Gambhir himself was using to target the incumbent government.
Gambhir is currently doing duties as a commentator in the ongoing Test series between India and Bangladesh and he’s currently in Indore for the first Test match being played at the Holkar stadium in the city. The journo shared a photo of him having snacks with VVS Laxman alongside a list of MPs supposed to attend the meeting for curbing pollution which has his name.
He tweeted it with the caption, “So, honorable MP of Delhi Gautam Gambhir has all the time to do commentary and enjoy in Indore but no time to attend the meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee of Urban Development over severe air pollution in Delhi. Commentary pays, meetings don’t anyway!”
So, honourable MP of Delhi Gautam Gambhir has all the time to do commentary and enjoy in Indore but no time to attend the meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee of Urban Development over severe air pollution in Delhi.
Commentary pays, meetings don’t anyway! pic.twitter.com/WmdjLPT1j2
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) November 15, 2019
It remains to be seen what reply and explanation Gambhir comes up with for missing this important discussion on an issue that has been slowly asphyxiating the capital of India.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
@GautamGambhir – Dear Gautam ji, may be you gave the commitment to be part of the match much before this was announced. Please clarify why Delhi fell off the priority and no alternate could be arranged. We deserve to know https://t.co/IV9f5W52W0
— Twitizen of India (@tweepleofindia) November 15, 2019
Delhi MP enjoys Jalebi
— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) November 15, 2019
— du rai (@du_rai) November 15, 2019
— VISHAL INDIAN (विशाल भारतीय) (@Vishal_Ji_) November 15, 2019
— Larissa Fernand (@larissafernand) November 15, 2019
Respect for GG is going down day by day. https://t.co/G5pCKtCniN
— Rohan Agrawal (@rohan679) November 15, 2019
— Rathish M Saravanan (@dearrathish) November 15, 2019
— Raj Shetty (@reachrajshetty) November 15, 2019