Taking strong exception to the use of public money on advertisements in the name of odd-even initiative, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dubbed the move initiated by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government as a drama and publicity stunt.
“We don’t know as to what this government wants to prove through the odd-even formula. If you say that traffic congestion gets reduced for 15 days, the traffic will on the 16th day yet again face the same problem then why this drama,” BJP leader Vijendra Gupta said.
“There has been no reduction in pollution. The people of Delhi are facing problems but the Delhi government has no time to pay heed to their problems as it is busy in its own advertisement,” he added.
The leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly alleged the AAP government is using public money to gain political mileage and publicity.
“This is a publicity stunt all over the country. There has been a misutilisation of public exchequer. This shows the dictatorial attitude of the Kejriwal government,” he added.
Meanwhile, the shutdown called by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) was called off after a meeting between transport minister Gopal Rai and union representatives.