BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Vijay Goel, has accused Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal of spending ‘huge’ amount of public money on advertisements in the name of the car rationing Odd-Even scheme.
Goel, who had announced to violate the Delhi government’s iniative to reduce the rising air pollution in the national capital, Kejriwal to disclose the amount spent on advertisements.
“There is not a single commercial hoarding in Delhi without Kejriwal’s photo under the garb of odd-even scheme. The same scenario resonates in newspapers, TV channels and radio,” he said in a statement.
“I will leave my residence on 10 Ashoka Road tomorrow at 10 am in my odd-numbered vehicle and pay fine for violation of the scheme,” Goel was quoted by news agency PTI.
Goel said his protest was against “political posturing” by AAP which he alleged is using odd-even scheme’s advertising budget to “plaster Kejriwal’s photo everywhere”.
Noting that BJP is “never” against any good scheme, he said, “I am for any endeavour that reduces pollution and congestion or brings relief to the people of Delhi.”
Delhi government on Saturday vowed to penalise the BJP leader if he violated the Odd-Even scheme.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai had said his government will not hesitate from taking stern action against Goel if he was found to be breaking the odd-even car rationing rule as threatened by him on Friday.
With a section of auto and taxi unions threatening a strike on Monday, Kejriwal had yesterday alleged that the BJP and the RSS wanted the odd-even scheme to “fail” but people will foil their designs.