Not inviting Kejriwal to metro line launch insult to public: AAP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Dec 2017 08:36:37



DELHI’S ruling AAP on Monday criticised the DMRC for “insulting” the city’s people by not inviting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the inauguration of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, saying this was done to stop him from making a demand to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce fares.
“Not inviting Delhi Chief Minister in the inauguration of Delhi Metro is the insult of citizens of Delhi.

The only reason of not sending invitation to Kejriwal was to stop him of making demand from PM to reduce recently hiked Delhi Metro fare,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted. The senior Aam Aadmi Party leader also said those who “hiked Delhi Metro fares fear Kejriwal”. Sisodia’s remarks came after the inauguration function of Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West section of Magenta Line in which the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) invited the Prime Minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath but ignored Kejriwal.

The stretch, which will ferry approximately 3.6 lakh commuters every day and help connect Uttar Pradesh’s Noida with Faridabad in Haryana through the Violet Line (Escorts Mujesar-Kashmere Gate), was inaugurated by the Prime Minister around 5 p.m. on Monday.
AAP leader Dilip Kumar Pandey also slammed the DMRC.