BJP MP Vijay Goel fined for violating Odd-Even rule

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BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel was fined on Tuesday for violating the Odd-Even.

Goed had announced his intention to violate the car rationing scheme initiated by the Delhi government to curb rising air pollution in the national capital.

“I don’t oppose the Odd-Even scheme rather I oppose the amount of public money being used by the Kejriwal government to advertise it. If they remove those advertisements, I won’t protest with regard to this scheme,” Goel told ANI.

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Goel had earlier met Transport Minister Gopal Rai during which the latter urged him to refrain from breaking the rule.

The former Delhi BJP president had yesterday said that his decision to defy Odd-Even rule was to protest against the scheme which he alleged is a ‘publicity stunt’ by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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Rai had earlier said if Goel violated the rule, then he will be treated like any other offender and penalised.

The Delhi government has started the car-rationing scheme starting from 15 April for a fornight. Under the scheme the cars with odd registration numbers will run on odd dates and even numbers on even dates.

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The first phase of this scheme had earned the Delhi government plenty of plaudits globally with Fortune magazine selecting the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal among its 50 greatest leaders across the globe.

Odd-Even rule’s success was one important reason the magazine had attributed to justifying its decision to include Kejriwal in the list.

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