NITI Aayog Chief Amitabh Kant Wants to Settle in Kerala Away From Delhi Smog; Twitterati Asks Him to Find a Solution for Pollution
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant | File Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Delhi, November 3: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday, November 3, took to Twitter to say that he wants to settle in Kerala. "Away from the hustle, bustle of Delhi in God's Own Country where I have lived, worked and served the people of the state," he said in a tweet posting four pictures of the South Indian state. Delhi Air Pollution Safety Guide: Know About Types of Anti-Pollution Masks, Which Ones to Buy and Online Availability.

The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi hit above 625 on Sunday due to severe pollution. The air visibility was so bad that over 30 flights were diverted from Delhi Airport. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal called the situation "unbearable" and urged the Centre to take immediate steps. Pollution levels in the NCR region are so high that schools are shut till Tuesday.

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Some Twitterati unhappy with Kant over his decision to settle in Kerala asked him to find a solution for Delhi pollution. Delhi Schools and Colleges Closed Till November 8 Due to Air Pollution? Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Calls It 'Fake News'.

Twitter Reactions:

"Why Amitabh Kant Ji? Why can't you work to make Delhi more livable? Doesn't Niti Ayog care?" a user said.

Another said, "But, this is not the solution.. all places except Delhi in North is backward. Now lol fleeing. Time to correct it."

"That's a good choice but hope people invest also and not just turn that beautiful land into retirement home," one user said.

Clearing his stance, Kant told netizens that he is settling to Kerala because he has worked there for two decades. "Your views are bizarre & sick. I have worked in Kerala for over two decades & developed it as God’s Own Country. I have served the people here. What’s wrong if I decide to settle here? I am not talking about settling in China or Pak. Why bring politics into a personal life choice?" he tweeted.