On Thursday, the list of India's cleanest and most polluted cities was released, with Indore topping the list, while Patna ranked at the bottom. And soon after, it became a way of scoring political brownie points.
Former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav took a jibe at Nitish Kumar over the state's rather abysmal rankings -- six cities from Bihar ranked among the dirtiest 10 for those with population less than 10 lakh. And the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi went on the offensive attacking the BJP led MCD.
And while the Union territory of New Delhi has been adjudged the cleanest capital city, the municipal corporations within Delhi have not fared well. Sharing a short clip from the movie 3 Idiots, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday took at jibe at the BJP-led MCD. "Swachhta Sarvekshan Result Announced. Meanwhile BJP-ruled MCDs checking their rank," the caption read.
"What BJP ruled MCD promised and what they delivered," read another post.
These are not the only comments made by the party since the rankings were released. While some decided to congratulate BJP leader Gautam Gambhir, Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson and MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj also held a press conference.
"The BJP has been ruling the MCD in Delhi for 15 years. But Delhi has remained littered. The BJP has made garbage mountains everywhere. When cities like Indore, Surat come to the top, the people of Delhi are very sad," he said.