Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken also demanded a judicial probe into allegations levelled by a Patidar leader in Gujarat that BJP bribed him to join the party.
Delhi Metro has proposed six lines in phase IV, spanning around 104 km and connecting several areas of Delhi with outer Delhi. The construction on this line was expected to start once Phase III ends, around March, 2018.
The chain will make people aware about the hike in prices of the fuels due to the “unprecedented” increase in taxes by both the Narendra Modi and the AAP governments, the party’s Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said.
The CM announced that Delhi would soon have 1,000 such clinics. Now, two years later, the only functioning ones are the 110 mohalla clinics set up initially with the approval of former L-G Najeeb Jung. The deadline for more clinics was shifted twice — first to the end of 2016, then to March 2017.
“The prime minister uses Twitter to say something about tragedies even in Turkey or USA, but he has not found any word to console the families of the dead children,” said Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken
The committee headed by former Chief Election Commissioner B B Tandon, in its report dated September 16, 2016, said the Delhi government had spent the exchequer’s money on ads projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP.
“The Modi government’s wrong implementation of the GST has broken the back of the traders as well as the common people, as prices of all items have sky rocketed,” Ajay Maken said while addressing demonstrators in Shahdara and Gandhi Nagar markets.
“The GST in its present form by the BJP government at the Centre has not only adversely affected the businesses of the small and medium-level traders and the common people, but has also created unemployment,” Maken said.
The GST came into force on July 1. LPG has been put in the five per cent GST slab. Earlier a two to four per cent VAT was imposed on LPG in some states. Maken accused the government of not passing on the benefits of drop in global crude oil prices to people of the country.
Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken rued that the special session found no mention of corruption charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
MCD election results 2017: The results are still coming in but the trends have stabilised and party looks set to lose all the three municipal corporations in the capital–South, East and North MCDs.
He said that being the national capital, Delhi was enjoying much more privileges, which the state must not lose.
Congress workers are aiming to collect 10 lakh signatures from consumers outside 300 fuel pumps in the capital, in a three-day campaign from Monday to Wednesday.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken talks to The Indian Express about how things are finally looking up for the party and its future plans for the MCDs.
“The Congress has got four seats, these are the seats from where Congress has never won in the past,” said Maken.