Some carpooled, some cycled to work. Many held tree plantation drives. And then there was Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba who went the photoshop way to promote the cause of a pollution-free Delhi.
Lamba’s profile photo on her Twitter page on Saturday showed her holding aloft a placard that read ‘Dilli ka hai ghut ta dum, milkar karein pradushan kam (Delhi is suffocating, let’s join hands to reduce pollution)’.
Unfortunately for the Chandni Chowk MLA, it was soon pointed out that the picture was taken at an event of the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti, the party’s student wing, during Delhi University student body elections last year. The photo, clearly edited, was later taken off but not before attracting some negative comments from her followers.
“The party leadership is not happy with her actions at all. Using a photoshopped picture gives the wrong message. Action against her is being contemplated,” said an AAP source.
In preparation for its odd-even road-rationing plan, the ruling party had instructed all its MLAs to reach out to their constituencies to raise awareness about the city’s toxic air. As part of this exercise, AAP MLAs have been posting pictures on social media of them cycling to work or planting tree saplings.
Attempts to reach Lamba for comment failed. According to her Twitter feed, she is currently in Surat.