NEW DELHI -- BJP MP Vijay Goel today violated the odd-even scheme following which he was fined ₹2,000 by the traffic police even as Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai visited his residence earlier requesting him to refrain from breaking rules by offering roses.
Goel was challaned near Raisina Road, on his way to Parliament. The BJP leader was also fined an additional ₹1,500 for driving without licence and vehicle insurance.
On Friday, Goel had announced that he would violate odd-even rules today in protest against "huge expenditure" incurred by the AAP government on advertisements, regarding the scheme, for its "political posturing."
"I have been imposed the fine of ₹2,000 for violating odd-even rules. Besides, I have been slapped fine of ₹1,500 for driving without licence and vehicle insurance," Goel said.
He later clarified that his driving licence and insurance papers were with his drivers.
On my way to Parliament in an odd numbered car to expose #oddevencorruption of AAP— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) April 18, 2016
happy 2 receive immense supprt frm d people of Delhi in my symbolic protest agnst d gross misuse of public funds #oddevencorruption— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) April 18, 2016
Successful protest against #oddevencorruption, a scheme wid Maximum publicity & minimum effect— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) April 18, 2016
The Rajya Sabha MP asked the Delhi government to disclose the amount spent on advertisements.
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."
Transport Minister Gopal Rai had gone to Goel's residence this morning and offered roses to him urging not to violate the scheme.
Y dnt AAP leaders & Mr.Kejriwal car pool everyday of d yr? #OddEvenCorruption— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) April 18, 2016
Y only on few days? Takng credit is easy bt following evrydy will b d real tst #OddEvenCorruption— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) April 18, 2016
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