Home » News » India » Vadra criticises exemptions granted to VIPs in road rationing scheme in Delhi
1-MIN READ

Vadra criticises exemptions granted to VIPs in road rationing scheme in Delhi

Vadra criticises exemptions granted to VIPs in road rationing scheme in Delhi

Robert Vadra slammed the Delhi government for exempting a section of VIP vehicles in its 'even-odd scheme'.

New Delhi: Robert Vadra - the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi – on Saturday criticised the exemptions granted to VIPs vehicles by Delhi government in its 'even-odd scheme' to contain pollution in the national capital.

In his Facebook post Vadra slammed the Kejriwal government and wrote, "Odd and Even ways!! Creating parallel lists of exemption, is complete hypocrisy. If a law is implemented in the interest of the people, we all must adhere, and not be VIPs."

The Delhi government has come out with a scheme of allowing vehicles of even and odd numbers alternatively on Delhi roads in its bid to control pollution in the national capital, but has come out exemptions for VIPs.

From January 1, 2016, the odd and even car number formula will be applied in Delhi on a trial basis for 15 days with an aim to curb pollution, but has come out exemptions for VIPs. The government has proposed a fine of Rs 2,000 for any violation.

Those who are exempted from the scheme are: President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, single women driver, chief ministers of other states except Delhi etc.

Reacting over Vadra’s Facebook post, BJP spokesperson, Nalin Kohli, said, "Throughout his life, Robert Vadra took privileges for not being an ordinary citizen and now he is making a comment about exceptions."

first published:December 26, 2015, 15:27 IST