"Missing" posters Bharatiya Party MP Janata Gautam Gambhir, who has been criticized for missing an important meeting on pollution on November 15, appeared in Delhi on November 17.
"Missing. Have you ever seen this person? He was last seen eating jalebis in Indore. The whole of Delhi was looking for him," the message on the posters reads Gambir, a Lok Sabha member from East Delhi.
These posters appeared after cricket players turned into politicians bypassing a parliamentary standing committee meeting on urban development on November 15 for air pollution in the National Capital Region.
Pictures of Mr. Gambhir, who appeared on the sports channel for cricket comments, enjoyed jalebis on Indore the same day also appeared on social media.
The photo was posted on the official Twitter account of the former cricket player V.V.S. Laxman on 15 November 2019, showed himself, a cricketer who turned into politician Gautam Gambhir (center) and broadcaster Jatin Sapru (right) eating jalebis in Indore. Photo: Twitter / @ VVSLaxman281
Only four MPs from the 28-member parliamentary panel attended a key meeting to discuss the air pollution crisis in the National Capital Region. The meeting was finally canceled because there were no members of parliament and bureaucrats.
Mr. Gambhir was attacked by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, who demanded that East Delhi lawmakers resign from office for "disappointing" the people of Delhi.
Parliament has replied to the AAP, saying it must be tried by its work and not by "false propaganda or narration spread by the Honorary Ministers of the Chairperson".
Meanwhile, a close aide from BJP MP alleged that the posters were the work of AAP who "had not been able to digest the shameful defeat of its candidate, Atishi, at the hands of Gautam Gambhir in the Lok Sabha election".
According to Gaurav Arora, Mr. Gambhir was in his constituency until November 13. He inaugurated two schools from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and attended other programs before leaving for his permanent assignment.
"AAP and its leaders are confused by the work Gambhir did for a brief five months in East Delhi after winning the election," Mr. Arora added.