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Delhi Auto-taxi strike continues; Arvind Kejriwal attacks Lt Governor, BJP

Transport Minister Satyender Jain questioned Delhi Police's "inaction" against "BJP-supported goons" who allegedly stopped autos and passenger vehicles from plying.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 27, 2016 1:29 pm
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As thousands of autos and taxis went off the city’s roads for the second consecutive day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 27 attacked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung accusing him of “supporting the BJP” to “cripple” Delhi.

Transport Minister Satyender Jain questioned Delhi Police’s “inaction” against “BJP-supported goons” who allegedly stopped autos and passenger vehicles from plying.

Protesters were yesterday seen at several places trying to forcibly enforce the strike.

Regular commuters and those visiting the city were having a harrowing time due to the strain on the public transport system.

The agitators have warned that the strike, called by a Joint Action Committee formed by 20 auto and taxis (kaali-peeli) unions, will continue till the government takes strict action against app-based services such as Ola and Uber.

“BJP goons stopping autos and taxis from plying. BJP wants to cripple del. Active support frm LG n Del police,” the Chief Minister tweeted, while Jain’s tweet said: “Goons stopped autos and other passenger vehicles with BJP support. Why no action by Delhi Police.”

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In view of the strike, the Delhi government has deployed additional 300 buses from ISBTs and Railway stations. Metro trains were also overcrowded during the morning peak hours.

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  1. S
    Jul 27, 2016 at 10:37 am
    The app based Ola and Uber are far better than these Autos who never run their meter and charge more. I have seen several times these Auto drivers asking for om high amount, so i usually call these app based taxis where i know how much i will be charged by the meter rate. lt;br/gt;Compeion is a good thing and these app based taxis should not be banned. The taxi and auto unions should instead find more advance ways of competing with the app based taxis.lt;br/gt;The app based drivers also have a livelihood and they are also earning money, so why not these strikers go for the same or even better way to get more pengers.lt;br/gt;They should be more polite, use meter always, never say no to pengers for going to a place they don't like (which they do most of the time). Then things will improve and pengers will start liking these autos. Currently people use them only due to no or less alternatives.
    1. A
      Jul 29, 2016 at 6:42 am
      This buludy kejriwal is doing nothing expect blaming another party why can he come in front and solw the problem if he can do so come and surrender and this outo walas what is their problem if they earn dibbul or more money so ok if others come and start serving people honestly so they start their taror this ola Uber taxi people dont they have children? Didnt they spend money to buy their casr? Shame on thies outo wala dogs
      1. L
        Laxmi Narayan
        Jul 27, 2016 at 10:11 am
        Aaye din Dharna. Kya aap yeh chahte hein??? CAN ANY ONE GUESS, WHO TOLD THIS DURING DELHI ELECTION??? Is Delhi Police now reporting to the same person.....
        1. A
          Jul 30, 2016 at 10:51 am
          Ols is safe....and Drivers are earning more than a MBA person. But kejriwal should be educated enough to understand this thing.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Something good is happening in india..Don;t play your politics Mr kejriwal.
          1. J
            Jul 27, 2016 at 6:58 am
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