The Rajasthan police said that it will examine whether traffic rules were violated by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who visited the state on way to Madhya Pradesh, today.
— NDTV (@ndtv) June 8, 2017
SP, Chittorgarh, Prasanna Khamesra said that Gandhi had travelled a few kilometres as a pillon rider on a motorcycle from Nimbaheda to up to the Madhya Pradesh border.
At the border, Rahul had alighted from the bike and walked into Madhya Pradesh, he said.
The police official told PTI that there were reports that at one point of time, there were three passengers including Gandhi on the motorcycle. The pillion rider also need to wear a helmet, he said.
“We will look into whether any traffic violation was committed,” he said.
DSP Gopi Chand also said that the matter will be looked into.
Gandhi reached Udaipur by a chartered plane in the morning and from there left for Chittorgarh. From Chittorgarh he entered Madhya Pradesh aiming to meet the families of farmers who had died during recent protests in Mandsaur.
Many BJP supporters took to Twitter and tagged Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari asking him to take action against the Congress Vice President.
However, not many would remember that Gadkari has been photographed riding a bike without helmet. In October 2014, he was photographed by PTI while coming out of the RSS headquarter in Nagpur (see below).
The same month, amidst hectic campaigning for the Maharashtra assembly elections, Devendra Fadnavis too was photographed riding a bike without helmet. He went on to become the state’s chief minister.
Editor’s note: Janta Ka Reporter does not condone violation of traffic rules encourage riders to risk their safety by doing away with helmets.