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Free ride scheme: AAP to hold 1K public meetings to get feedback

NEW DELHI: The AAP has decided to hold 1,000 public meetings all over Delhi to get public feedback on the scheme of free ride for women in metro, DTC and cluster buses. The decision was taken in a meeting at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"A meeting was convened on the issue of free ride to women scheme in metro, DTC and cluster buses today at the CM residence. It was decided in the meeting that the MLAs, Councillors and women wing will hold meetings in their respective areas to get public feedback on the issue. A total of 1,000 meetings would be held in the next seven days. All MLAs, Councillors and office bearers of the women's wing have been given a target of 10-meetings each to be held in the next seven days," said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

They will talk to the residents of their area on the issue and take their feedback. They will first brief the people about the scheme and would then ask them two simple questions to know what they feel.

The two questions will be whether you support the scheme of free ride for women in metro, DTC and cluster buses; those who say that they support will also be asked the reason for supporting the scheme. The second will be, BJP is against the scheme, do you agree with BJP? If someone says they agree with the BJP, their reason will also be noted down for feedback. "We are receiving very positive feedback on the scheme from the residents of the city. I also personally interacted with many women on different buses and got only positive feedback on the scheme. The Delhi Government's scheme is facing huge opposition from the BJP," said the Deputy CM.

A detailed feedback report will be collated at the end of the week from surveys and interactions during the meetings. "We believe that this is a historic proposal and will not only strengthen women security in Delhi but also contribute towards women empowerment," he said.

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