Hyderabad: Gautam Gambhir found himself facing severe criticism, as he was seen smashing jalebis and pohe at Indore, instead of attending the urban development meeting on pollution earlier today.

The East Delhi MP’s negligence became known when former cricketer VVS Laxman tweeted pictures of him having jalebis and pohe alongside Gambhir and Jatin Sapru. He captioned the images as, “Kabhi pohe se teekhe, kabhi jalebi se meethe… wonderful start to the day in Indoor, where we had breakfast outdoor (sic).”

Gambhir visited Indore as a part of the commentary team for the India-Bangladesh test series. At the same time, he was also supposed to have attended the meeting called by the Standing Committee on Urban Development over severe air pollution in Delhi. Gambhir is a part of the committee where MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had to discuss ways to curb the increasing pollution levels in Delhi. Meanwhile, as Air quality levels in the national capital turn ‘hazardous’ to breathe, schools were declared closed until November 15.

This negligent gesture from the East Delhi MP had Delhiites and tweeple firing shots at him, especially because he chose commentary over duty. Tweeple also slammed Gambhir’s earlier tweets trolling Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the deteriorating air quality in Delhi after Diwali.

It also resulted in twitteratis showing their disappointment towards Gambhir for not attending the meeting by using the hashtag #ShameOnGautamGambhir. The hashtag is trending on Twitter, with over 21 thousand tweets and counting.

Now that the MP has found himself in trouble, the blame game has come full circle. Replying to all the trolls and criticism, Gambhir took to twitter to explain what his constituency means to him and wrote, “My work will speak for itself! P.S. Agar mujhe gaali dene se Dilli ka pollution kam hoga to AAP jee bhar ke gaali dijiye. cc: Trolls (sic).”

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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