The issue was raised by Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav in the upper house soon after the house met.

"He (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) is challenging the National Green Tribunal... this is a national issue. You complain of traffic jams when farmers and labourers come to the national capital. The whole of Delhi is going to be choked now," said Yadav.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was quick in responding, as he blamed the opposition leader of looking at the issue with a political prejudice.

"What is your problem with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar? He is a nice person and is holding a cultural programme," Naqvi said.

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