The Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel has violated the odd-even rule on Monday and has been fined Rs 2000. Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai has offered him rose for violating the rule.
Goel challaned with Rs 3,500 for violating Odd-Even rules and said that he will continue to protest against AAP’s ad blitz
Goel, who declared that he would violate the odd-even rule to protest against the “political posturing” by AAP, asked the Delhi government to disclose the amount spent on advertisements.
On Friday, he said he was going to violate the AAP government’s flagship odd-even plan on Monday to protest the “crores of tax payers’ money being spent in publicising” the road-rationing plan. Goel said he was ready to pay the fine of Rs 2,000, imposed on violators, for the “symbolic protest”.
“There is not a single commercial hoarding in Delhi without Kejriwal’s photo under the garb of odd-even scheme. The same scenario resonates in newspapers, TV channels and radio,” he said in a statement.
“I will leave my residence on 10 Ashoka Road on Monday at 10 am in my odd-numbered vehicle and pay fine for violation of the scheme,” he said.
Goel said his protest was against “political posturing” by AAP which he alleged is using odd-even scheme’s advertising budget to “plaster Kejriwal’s photo everywhere”.
Noting that BJP is “never” against any good scheme, he said, “I am for any endeavour that reduces pollution and congestion or brings relief to the people of Delhi.”
With a section of auto and taxi unions threatening a strike on Monday, Kejriwal had yesterday alleged BJP wanted the odd-even scheme to “fail” but people will foil their designs.