Congress garners people’s support

The Asian Age.

Metros, Delhi

Ajay Maken said due to the destructive attitude of the AAP and BJP government the Phase III of the Metro is running behind schedule.

DPCC chief Ajay Maken and supporters atop a ‘Metro bachao rath’ launched as part of “stop politics, save Metro” protests in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi Congress is receiving huge response for its ‘Rathyatra,’ which it is carrying out against the Metro fare hike as part of their ‘Stop Politics Save Metro’ campaign. This Rathyatra is proving a ‘boon’ for Congress as it has received the support of the general people. In the recent past, Congress lost its vote bank and had to face humiliating defeat. There is a possibility that the success of this campaign would definitely increase its vote bank. 

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, who is leading the Rathyatra, said that Congress wanted to expose the blame-game drama of Mr Kejriwal’s Delhi government and the BJP-ruled Central government on the Metro fare hike issue. 

“Both AAP and BJP are hand in glove and are fooling the common people. They took the decision to hike Metro fare and have now indulged in public drama. Both are playing politics to harm the interest of lakhs of Metro commuters,” Mr Maken said.

Congress also collected signatures of the commuters against the fare hike. It has kept flex boards outside the Metro stations where commuters are requested to sign against the Metro hike. 

Mr Maken said that due to the destructive attitude of the AAP government in Delhi and the BJP government at the Centre not only the Phase III of the Metro project is running behind schedule, but there is also no sign of the Phase IV of the Metro project seeing the light of day.

In the fourth phase of the Metro, Congress will organise a painting competition where school children and professionals will participate. It will be held at over 50 places in the national capital.