The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said it too was worried about pollution in Delhi but said it was not in favour of banning firecrackers during Diwali.
AAP leader Ashutosh was responding to a Supreme Court ban on the sale of crackers in Delhi and NCR till November 1.
Ashutosh said exploding crackers during Diwali was part of “our culture”.
He said while they respect the Supreme Court and its decision, it should have come up with a decision on how to check pollution rather than banning sale of crackers.
“Diwali without crackers is incomplete. We can’t even think about it,” he said.
Ashutosh refused to say if the AAP will go to court against the Supreme Court decision.