WEB DESK: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ram Prasad Sharma on Wednesday adopted a unique way to protest against the odd-even rule implemented by the AAP-led government in Delhi, ANI reported.
He came to the parliament riding a horse and labelled it as a ‘pollution free vehicle’. Prasad said that either the government should provide them cars or they should be exempted from the scheme.
Another party leader Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday turned up in a cycle, and advised other fellow parliamentarians to follow the same.
The MPs have demanded an exemption from the odd-even scheme saying that it disrupts their work.
The Delhi government deployed air-conditioned DTC buses for the MPs so that they can travel during the odd-even scheme. However, no BJP MP has used the bus service citing reasons of inconvenience.
Only Anshul Verma, BJP Lok Sabha MP from Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh took the bus. “I could have called a ferry but I did not. I thought ‘why not take the DTC bus’,” said Verma.
BJP MP Vijay Goel, who had earlier violated the scheme, also came to the Parliament on Wednesday with a car pasted with news reports and slogans against the scheme.
The odd-even rule implemented in Delhi, implies that vehicles are run across the city based on their registration numbers . In other words, one day vehicles with odd numbers are allowed on streets and the other day vehicles with even numbers.
This step has been taken as a measure to bring down and control pollution in Delhi.