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AAP, BJP 'partners-in-crime' in raising of Metro fare: Swaraj

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accusing the and the of being "partners in crime" in the hiking of the Metro fare, the Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj today said both parties are "shedding crocodile tears" over the increase in tariff.

Swaraj leader Anupam said the hike has been effected despite the chief secretary of being a part of the Fare Fixation Committee (FCC) and representatives of the being on the board of directors of the Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

The party also dared the to produce "proof" of the objections it raised in the DMRC meetings against the fare hike.

"Both the and the are well aware that the fare hike was imminent, and both are partners in crime. The Delhi was well represented in the FCC as well on the board of directors of the DMRC and cannot absolve itself from the act of hiking the fare," Anupam said.

He added that

Kejriwal's opposition to the fare hike is "drama" to "mislead and cheat" the people of Delhi.

"There has been almost zero attendance of Delhi government representatives in important committee meetings of DMRC for the last two years. This is a manufactured conflict between and AAP to paint a false public perception on the issue. Both parties are shedding crocodile tears," Anupam claimed.

The AAP has announced a "satyagraha" to roll back the fare.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 20:48 IST