Without helmet, Rahul violates rules

Without helmet, Rahul violates rules

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and party MLA from Rajasthan, Dheeraj Gujjar, were spotted riding a bike without helmets, a clear violation of the traffic rules.

The Rajasthan Police is examining the issue after people on social media pointed out a photograph in which Rahul is seen riding pillion without a helmet.

“Rahul Gandhi travelled a few kilometres as a pillion rider on a motorcycle from Nimbaheda in Rajasthan up to the Madhya Pradesh border. Even a pillion rider in Rajasthan has to wear a helmet... we will look into the traffic violations,” said Superintendant of Police, Chittorgarh, Prasanna Khamesra.

Meanwhile, the BJP on Thursday described Rahul’s Mandsaur visit as a “photo opportunity”, and accused the Opposition of “fueling violence” under the garb of farmers protests that had spread to others parts of Madhya Pradesh.

‘Cong politicising issue’
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said in Mumbai that the issue of some forces stoking the agitation at Mandsaur was under investigation.

“It is unfortunate that the Congress is politicising the issue. It is instigating and fuelling violence. Its vice president now wants to visit the place as part of his photo opportunity yatra, which he undertakes on a regular basis,”  Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.

The Congress vice president was arrested as he tried to reach Mandsaur district, which is on fire after five people were shot dead by local police.

Dismissing the Opposition’s  demand for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s resignation over the Mandsaur violence, Naidu recalled two dozen farmers had died in police firing in Betul district on January 12, 1998, when Congress leader Digvijay Singh was the chief minister. But Singh never resigned, Naidu added.
DH News Service

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