New Delhi: Asserting that the odd-even scheme by the Delhi government was doing nothing but causing inconvenience to the commuters, Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday accused her successor Arvind Kejriwal of heavily publicising the scheme in a blatant attempt to fool the public into believing that the formula was a raging success.
"I really don`t see any benefit here. This is nothing but convenience. They should have gone ahead with the programme only if they honestly thought it was a success. They should also ensure adequate transportation to people, which is not there right now. Half the buses are broken down, how are people supposed to travel now," Dikshit told ANI here.
She further accused Kejriwal of going out of his way to publicise the scheme saying that the Chief Minister was trying to make the scheme sound like a one of a kind, never heard before formula.
"They have publicised this to make it sound like it is out of this world and they have tried to create such an impression, but it`s clearly not working," Dikshit added.
Echoing similar sentiments, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijender Gupta told ANI that the Delhi government was not proving anything by implementing the formula only for 15 days and asserted that the odd even scheme was not a permanent solution to the national capital`s traffic woes.
"The government`s aim through this programme is not clear. This is all just a waste of effort and time and it`s not even a permanent solution. It`s just time pass by the government. People are saying that they might have to buy another vehicle if this continues," Gupta said.
Meanwhile, with the second phase of the odd even scheme having begun in the national capital from today, Kejriwal called on the people to ensure that the formula is a resounding success."Odd even starts today. Let`s all join hands and resolve to make it a success," Kejriwal Tweeted