BJP MP Vijay Goel violated the odd-even rule in Delhi on Monday by driving an odd-numbered car on an even-numbered day. Goel was issued a challan of Rs 4,000 by traffic police for violating the road rationing rule. Goel called the odd-even scheme a ‘mere gimmick’ and an ‘election stunt’ by the Aam Aadmi Party.
Goel said, “My violation of odd-even scheme of the Kejriwal government will be symbolic because it’s an election stunt and drama in view of assembly election. This scheme is just a gimmick, they (Delhi Government) themselves say pollution is due to stubble burning, then how does this scheme help? I am ready to pay the fine for the violation.”
The BJP MP added, “With exemptions to 70 lakh two-wheelers, cab aggregators Ola and Uber, three-wheelers and women drivers, the odd-even scheme has been rendered a mere gimmick and an election stunt.”
AAP leader and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia lashed out at Goel for violating the rule adding that the Narendra Modi government was not serious in tackling the menace of pollution in the capital.
Sisodia said, “Vijay Goel should do whatever he wants, he shouldn’t not only break the odd-even rule but he should also break the ban on generators and construction in the city. He always opposes the things done by the state government for the welfare of the people of Delhi. Pollution issue is not on the priority list of BJP but making a joke is, so they are making fun of it.”
Vijay Goel was accompanied by BJP vice president Shyam Jaju and other party leaders in his SUV, which he drove from his residence on Ashoka Road, before being stopped near Janpath by traffic police personnel.