Cong cam­paign to ‘ex­pose’ AAP, BJP govts kicks off

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro -

Delhi Congress work­ers gath­ered at Con­naught Place on Wed­nes­day to protest against the ‘tus­sle be­tween state and Cen­tral gov­ern­ments’ over Metro fare hike.

The protest was part of Congress’ week­long cam­paign — ‘Ke­jri­wal & BJP, Stop Pol­i­tics, Save Metro’ — and is be­ing led by its pres­i­dent Ajay Maken.

Ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing near Pa­lika Bazaar in A Block, Maken on Wed­nes­day said, the de­ci­sion to hike Metro fare was jointly taken by both par­ties in power— AAP in Delhi and BJP at Cen­tre.

“Both the par­ties are now in­dulging in a pub­lic spat just to fool the com­mon man. Our cam­paign will ex­pose them. The Congress work­ers will make peo­ple aware about the pol­i­tics be­ing played be­tween the BJP and the AAP gov­ern­ments,” the Congress leader said.

Maken said the state gov­ern­ment is adamant on ‘de­stroy­ing’ an in­fra­struc­ture which is ac­knowl­edged the world over for its ef­fi­ciency and suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion. “Dur­ing the 10-year rule of the Congress-led UPA Gov­ern­ment at the Cen­tre, the Metro fares were hiked only twice. Now, it has been re­vised twice in a year with the AAP and the BJP in power. In 2002 and 2004, dur­ing the fare fix­a­tion com­mit­tee meet­ings, the Congress was in the Op­po­si­tion at the Cen­tre but the fare is­sue was set­tled am­i­ca­bly,” he said.

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