AAP threatens stir if e-rickshaw issue not solved by October 8

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday threatened to launch agitation against the Centre if it failed to take action on the e-rickshaw issue by October 8.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday threatened to launch agitation against the Centre if it failed to take action on the e-rickshaw issue by October 8.

Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote a letter to Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari over the e-rickshaw issue in the national capital and asked him to clear the hurdles involved at the earliest.

"Poor e-rickshaw drivers are suffering for no fault of theirs and despite the Prime Minister's assertion that red-tapism is being eliminated from the government offices, the reality seems otherwise.

"Gadkari himself had made big announcements at the Ramlila Ground on June 17, but later it transpired that his announcements were not found to be legally tenable. The minister himself told a delegation led by me, when we met him on September 16, that the Solicitor General had cited legal hurdles in the implementation of announcements made at the Ramlila Ground," the letter said.

Kejriwal added that e-rickshaw drivers of Delhi will organise a protest at Jantar Mantar on October 8 in support of their demands, in case the government fails to accept their demands by that date.