If not BJP or AAP, who raised Metro fare: Maken
NEW DELHI: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken on Friday kicked off a week-long 'Save Metro' campaign in the national Capital, questioning that if both Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are protesting against the Metro fare hike, then who actually raised the fares.
"The AAP and BJP both are in power, one in the state and the other at the Centre. And both are protesting over the Metro fare hike.
"Now, I am unable to make out who actually raised the metro fares," Maken said after kicking off the campaign at Akshardham Metro station here. Earlier, on Tuesday, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student political organisation inclined with BJP, held protests against the Metro fare hike in Delhi.
AAP, on the other hand, launched its 'Metro Fare Satyagraha' this week against the hike at Metro stations across the city.
The Delhi Congress chief also advised both parties to stop politicising the issue.