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Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of opposing AAP-led Delhi’s plan to guarantee free bus rides for women, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wondered why women could not benefit from free bus rides while the former minister and other ministers enjoy free air travel.

Taking his official stand on openly opposes free bus travel offered to women in Delhi. Women want free bus travel to be introduced across the country, but Modi-ji wants to end it. If the Prime Minister and his ministers can get free air travel, why can’t women across the country get free bus travel?

The AAP leader also shared a video clip of PM Modi’s interview with a TV news channel in which he is heard explaining how offering free bus rides was not economically viable .

In the video, Prime Minister Modi is heard explaining that if the government offers free bus rides in a city with a dedicated metro service, in a bid to win elections, it cuts off 50% of passengers using the service metro.

“If you have a dedicated metro service in the city and offer free bus rides to women just to win elections, that means you are taking away 50 percent of metro passengers. So the metro will no longer be a viable transport option for people,” PM Modi says in the video.

He adds that making bus rides lucrative for passengers also contributes to traffic congestion in the city while increasing vehicle emissions and environmental pollution.

“You are making traffic problems worse while causing long-term damage to the environment by driving passengers away from the subway. How will our subway service prosper and the country move forward?” » said the Prime Minister in the interview.

The AAP government in the national capital is offering free rides to women, students, senior citizens and people from the transgender community in state-run DTDC buses.