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