Bhopal mayor cycles on green carpet with red beacon, becomes subject of social media ridicule

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Sunday was the World Environment Day and politicians up and down the country in India did their bit to give a message to save the environment around us.

Bhopal mayor Alok Sharma too was no different when he decided to leave home on a cycle instead of his car.

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But, he chose to have a read beacon (lal batti)-a VIP symbol in India- attached to his bike when he left his house. And if that was not enough, the VVIP politician also found it difficult to ride his bike on a dusty road.

To make sure that Sharma did not have to negotiate the dust just like aam aadmi would do in their daily life, a green carpet was laid on the way for him.

The act, which is being deemed utterly insensitive, has evoked angry reactions from social media users.

Here are some reactions;

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