“Delhi’s taxi drivers are exploited through fines and Arvind Kejriwal tells Punjab and Goa he will make taxi boards”
Congress on Wednesday accused Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of betraying motorists for failing to help them during the pandemic.
Congress leader Udit Raj said the same people he came to power through would expose him. Mr Raj, also chairman of the Congress of Unorganized Workers and Employees of India, said the party, along with the drivers of cars and vans, would hold a “big” protest outside the CM residence in New York. Delhi on January 10.
The former MP said the drivers campaigned for Kejriwal but forgot to look after them “in these difficult times”.
He said the drivers of cars, vans and buses were on the verge of bankruptcy.
He said there were around 50 lakh of auto, bus and van drivers in the capital, including Ola and Uber drivers, who were left to fend for themselves.
“(Mr.) Kejriwal, who came to power with their help, betrayed them all and did nothing for them. Heavy fines are being imposed on them and no relief given to them during the pandemic,” said Mr. Raj to reporters. here.
School taxis have been idle for two years, their drivers are starving and none of them have received ex gratia or payment of 5,000 as promised, he said.
“Delhi’s taxi drivers are exploited with fines and Arvind Kejriwal tells Punjab and Goa he will make taxi signs. No taxi signs have been put up in Delhi,” he said. -he declares.
“An ultimatum has been issued: if the demands of the transport unions are not accepted by January 4, we will take other measures.
“There will be a massive protest on January 10 and we will hold a huge protest outside Kejriwal’s residence,” Raj said, adding that they will also campaign and exhibit him in Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand.
The presidents of the Auto Transport Union, the Sarvodaya Driver Welfare Association and the School Drivers Association also addressed the media.
They said many people have left Delhi and have been forced to move their children to villages due to the decrease in work.