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The Congress leader also advised both parties to stop doing politics on the issue which is directly related to the masses.

"The denial of the chief secretary to order the inquiry even after being asked by the chief minister makes it clear that the CS has the backing of the BJP-led Centre and is sabotaging the Delhi government's efforts to send relief to the people of Delhi by getting the fare hike inquired", said Arunoday Prakash, media advisor to the chief minister.

According to the AAP government, it is now of the view that such bureaucrats must have "sabotaged" the elected government's stand on the metro fare hike in the board meeting which decided on the hike.

Maken said, "This street fight between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will scare away the JBIC (Japanese Loan Agency), which provides loan for the construction of the new phases of the metro".

Dlehi chief secretary MM Kutty is now in the Aam Aadmi Party government's line of fire for allegedly refusing to order an inquiry on the Delhi metro fare hike.

The fares were increased from Tuesday despite strong opposition from the Delhi government, which had locked horns with the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) over the hike - the second this year.

The FFC for Delhi Metro fare hikes was set up in June past year and submitted its report in September recommending a staggering hike. He asked for the setting up of an "independent Expert Group" acceptable to both state and central government to look into several questions he has raised about the recent fare hike decision.

The Delhi unit of the Congress party has chose to stage protests outside Metro stations in the city on Friday against the recent increase in its fare. "It shows both did not do their homework". "The hike could not have come at a worse time".

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