Auto-taxi strike continues to cripple Delhi; Kejriwal lashes out at LG, BJP

New Delhi: As thousands of autos and taxis went off the city's roads for the second consecutive day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today attacked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung accusing him of "supporting the BJP" to "cripple" Delhi.

Transport Minister Satyender Jain questioned Delhi Police's "inaction" against "BJP-supported goons" who allegedly stopped autos and passenger vehicles from plying.

Protesters were yesterday seen at several places trying to forcibly enforce the strike.

Regular commuters and those visiting the city were having a harrowing time due to the strain on the public transport system.

The agitators have warned that the strike, called by a Joint Action Committee formed by 20 auto and taxis (kaali-peeli) unions, will continue till the government takes strict action against app-based services such as Ola and Uber.