Varun Gandhi makes fun of President's 6 crore 'Batman' car


Varun Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 6: BJP on Oct 5 criticised President Prathibha Patil for getting a Mercedes car worth Rs 6 crore for herself adding that it looked like the car was made for superhero Batman and also at a time when the country's BPL cap was fixed at Rs 32 per day.

"Colossal extravagance of spending 6 crore on President's car laughable, if not tragic, at a time when aam aadmi expected to live on Rs 32 a day," BJP national secretary Varun Gandhi said on Twitter.

"Car can run on flat tyres, has self-sealing fuel tank. Fire extinguishing system is bomb proof. Is this for Pratibha Patil or Batman?" he added.

President Prathibha Patil has been given a Mercedes Benz car having unique features that provide security from small arm projectiles, hand grenades and other similar explosives. Sources reveal that the government spent around Rs 6 crore on the car.

Reports also suggest that the car has a specially built space meant for meetings in addition to the  latest entertainment and communications systems. The car also boasts of a special air intake system that can circulate fresh air even if poisonous gases are present around.

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