Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal survey pitch in Goan taxiwalas, says 70% credit for AAP government in capital due to taxi and car drivers


Panaji: Delhi’s taxi and car drivers get 70% of the credit for the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the nation’s capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

Polling taxi and car drivers in Goa, Kejriwal also pledged several measures including free medical treatment, faceless dealings with the bureaucracy to reduce corruption and the formation of a society through which taxi and car drivers would decide the policies and the regulatory mechanism. Goa is heading towards parliamentary elections in early 2022.

“Seventy percent of the credit for the AAP government formation in Delhi is due to taxi and car drivers. I told the car and taxi drivers that I would resume your fight, you help me form a government … posters on their cars and taxis for free. Cars travel through Delhi. There can be no better solicitation, ”Kejriwal said in an interactive meeting with taxi drivers in Goa, near the poll.

“Seven years ago, when the AAP government was still not formed in Delhi, car and taxi drivers were called mafia. No politician wanted to partner with taxi and car operators in Delhi. J ‘had called a similar meeting in Delhi with taxis and motorists for whom I had asked for their support,’ said Kejriwal.

The Delhi Chief Minister and national organizer of the AAP also urged Goa’s nearly 25,000 taxi and car drivers to support his party and urged them to also ‘brainwash’ their passengers so that they can ‘They support the AAP in the 2022 state assembly polls in Goa.

In return, Kejriwal said that if the AAP formed a government in the coastal state, it would provide free medical treatment to taxi and car drivers in the event of an accident, as well as faceless interaction with the Department of Transport and reduced red tape.

“There will be faceless relationships with the transportation department. You will need to go to the Road Transport Authority only for the suitability of the vehicle. also said.

“We will form a company with one or two government officials, the rest of the members will be taxi and car drivers. You will set the policy. You will decide whether you want to launch an app-based service or increase the rates,” he said. said the Chief Minister of Delhi said.

Kejriwal also said the AAP would help taxi drivers in Goa challenge a High Court order – which also mandates time-fixing of tariff meters – which he said was inadequate because the state government had not put the notice of the taxi. lobbying in its application.

“The Goa government has not taken the taxi operators to court, which is why the order is against the taxi drivers. We will challenge the High Court order in the Supreme Court. We will challenge the order of the High Court in the Supreme Court. next week, ”Kejriwal also said.

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Posted on: Wednesday November 17, 2021 4:41 PM IST


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