Saving Delhi's trees: Rahul Gandhi calls activists to 'fight this madness', slams AAP, BJP over redevelopment project

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the BJP and the AAP over felling of trees in the national capital for a redevelopment project and called for fighting this “madness”.

He took on Twitter to say that 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”.

 Saving Delhis trees: Rahul Gandhi calls activists to fight this madness, slams AAP, BJP over redevelopment project

File image of Rahul Gandhi. Reuters

“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,” he said on Twitter.

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.

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

Updated Date: Jun 28, 2018 15:08:45 IST