Members of Delhi BJP held a massive demonstration led by its president Satish Upadhyay outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal&’s residence over the auto rickshaw permit scam. A large number of auto drivers too joined the demonstration.
Holding Chief Minister Kejriwal and Transport Minister Gopal Rai accountable for the scam, the demonstrators demanded their resignation.They also raised slogans like “Kejriwal sharm karo – auto walo ne maan diya, samman diya – tumne unko bhi dhokha diya.” Addressing the demonstrators Upadhyay said that Delhi&’s auto rickshaw drivers gave full respect and support to Kejriwal but today after this scam they feel cheated. It hurts to know that Kejriwal government robbed the permits from the actual auto drivers and gave them to the auto mafia. Holding the Chief Minister Kejriwal morally responsible, he demanded his resignation. "People have lost faith in this government and the BJP demands resignation of Kejriwal and Gopal Rai," he said.
Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said that in connivance of senior Aam Aadmi Party leaders, there has been a major financial scam in the auto permit distribution and a high level inquiry is a must. It now appears that there must have been a bigger scam in distribution of the 30,000 auto permits distributed earlier by the Kejriwal government. General secretary Ramesh Bidhuri said that during Kejriwal regime development work has come to a standstill and the government is engulfed in corruption.
Even as the citizens of Delhi were trying to understand Kejriwal government&’s onion and recruitment scams the news of auto permit scam has shocked them. Pradesh general secretaries Sood and Gupta said that Kejriwal government came to power talking of the rights and services to poor and down trodden but today the government stands exposed, exploiting the poor. Be it onion scam, recruitment scam or this auto permit scam, in each scam the loser is the common man.