Firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused them of creating “hurdles” for the Delhi government.
The attack came after the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government launched a probe into an app-based premium bus service on a complaint of BJP legislator and Leader of Opposition in Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta, who alleged the AAP government wanted to launch the scheme to benefit a Gurgaon-based private bus aggregator.
The scheme was red-flagged by the Lt Governor on the ground that his approval was not taken before its launch.
“LG n Modi Govt aggressively start creating hurdles in Del Govt, almost in every file. Modiji bhi LG Ke Kandhe Par Rakh Kar Bandhukh Chalate hain,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The premium bus service was scheduled to be launched on Wednesday with registration of buses under the scheme through which people can book their seats on the lines of app-based cab aggregators in the national capital.
A senior Delhi government official alleged that a conspiracy is being “hatched” to delay the scheme under which people would be able to book their seats in buses through their smartphones on the lines of app-based taxi services in the national capital.
Only air-conditioned buses would ply under the scheme according to which one bus aggregator will have to run at lease 50 vehicles to get a licence from Delhi government’s Transport Department.