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Arvind Kejriwal Blames BJP ‘Goons’ As Auto, Taxi Unions Continue Strike

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NEW DELHI: As thousands of autos and taxis went off the city’s roads for the second consecutive day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today attacked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung accusing him of “supporting the BJP” to “cripple” Delhi.

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

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 (Black and Yellow cabs) unions, will continue till the Delhi 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 Delhi. Active support from LG n Del police,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, while Satyender Jain’s tweet said: “Goons stopped autos and other passenger vehicles with BJP support. Why no action by Delhi Police.”

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.

PTI

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