Congress women cell stages protest against cutting of trees

New Delhi: Alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government are proving their insensitivity towards the deteriorating ecology which led to alarming rise in the pollution levels in the national Capital, Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress (DPMC) chief Sharmistha Mukherjee carried out a protest against the cutting of trees along with hundreds of women Congress workers near Sarojini Nagar.

Launching ‘Save the Tree Campaign’, she along with Congress workers tied protection bands around the trees carrying pro-environment slogans. They demanded a white paper from the respective governments.

Alleging that ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre and the AAP in Delhi, the green cover of Delhi has been fast depleting due to the reckless felling of trees, Mukherjee claimed that nearly 15,000 trees have been cut down in Delhi from 2014 to April 2018.