BJP delegation led by Satish Upadhyay, chief of party's Delhi unit, cited the use of e-rickshaws and fancy across the world as a feeder service requested the plying of e-rickshaws should be allowed.
"Although the operation of e-rickshaws has not been regulated in Delhi, they are working as a cheap feeder system to the trunk public transport system in the city. It has also helped poor people in the city to get self-employment on a large scale," a senior BJP leader said.
Kejriwal says, BJP-Congress playing dirty politics on E-rickshaws
While the BJP talked about its importance, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh Lovely said, "Over two lakh people will be out of work and will starve if the ban is enforced."
While the BJP delegation informed the L-G that steps for public safety and other regulatory measures were being taken by the Union Transport Ministry, both the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party used the opportunity to criticise the government.
Arvind Kejriwal's new weapon to attack opponents
In this whole incident, the Aam Aadmi Party convenor got a new weapon to attack his opponents as he tweeted, "BJP Cong playing dirty politics on e-rick issue? Lakhs of people rendered jobless. What does court want? A policy to regulate them...Since Feb, first Cong didn't do anything. Now BJP sitting on it. All it needs is 24 hrs to draft a policy...Rather than meet L-G n score brownie points, BJP shud draft a policy, present it in court on mon and get the ban lifted."
Why E-rickshaws were banned in Delhi?
E-rickshaws were banned by the Delhi High Court earlier this week after a three-year-old boy died in an accident in Trilokpuri area of east Delhi.
Kejriwal's attempt to earn brownie points
Meanwhile, the BJP has requested that the Delhi government should be given three months' time to put together the necessary legal framework to regulate e-rickshaws in Delhi. But AAP chief who is leaving no stones unturned to come back to power in Delhi is himself trying to earn brownie points by slinging mud on the government. Not to forget, Kejriwal himself was the Chief Minister of Delhi for 49 days but didn't do anything for regularization of these eco-friendly vehicles.
Dear Kejriwal, it is you who is entering into dirty politics by unnecessarily raising the issue, not others.