Congress president Rahul Gandhi said environmental issues won’t get the importance they deserve unless they were made ‘political issues’ and charged the government with not doing enough to stop the degradation.
“Till we make environmental issues, political issues, they won’t get the importance they deserve. This #WorldEnvironmentDay, let’s get together and commit to doing just that,” wrote Mr. Gandhi on his Facebook page on the occasion of the World Environment Day.
“Millions of India’s are suffering and even dying as a direct consequence of environmental degradation and the unwillingness of our government to address these issues on a war- footing.”
Sounding a cautionary note, he said the pace of environmental destruction had reached a stage from where there might not be any turning back.