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Vijay Goel drives Blueline bus; held

BJP leader Vijay Goel says he was trying to convey to the Delhi CM that Blueline buses were being run by inexperienced drivers.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2007 03:26 PM IST

High drama was witnessed near Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence in New Delhi as BJP leader Vijay Goel drove a blueline bus near her house to convey a message that private buses were being run by inexperienced drivers like him.

The leader was later arrested.

"I did this to drive home the message to the Chief Minister that Blueline buses are being run by inexperienced drivers like me, putting the lives of Delhiites at risk," Goel said.

"Sheila Dikshit should also travel on Blueline buses and experience the risk for herself," he said, referring to the Chief Minister's reported remark some months back that she would rather walk than travel on a Blueline.

Goel demanded that experienced persons should drive Blueline buses.

The BJP leader and former union minister was taken to Parliament Street Police Station after his arrest from near the 3, Moti Lal Nehru Marg residence of the chief minister.

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