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Vijay Goel will be fined if he violates odd-even scheme: Gopal Rai


New Delhi, Apr 16: Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Saturday said if BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel breaks the odd-even car rationing rule he will be treated like any other offender and penalised for the violation.

Goel, a former Delhi BJP president, had on Friday announced that he would violate the odd-even rule on Monday as a mark of protest against the scheme which he alleged is a "publicity stunt" by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Also read: RSS, BJP want odd-even to fail, says Arvind Kejriwal

Vijay Goel will be fined, says Gopal Rai

"We will not spare anyone for the violation of odd-even rules. The BJP leader will be offered roses twice by the civil defence volunteers showing 'Gandhigiri' to follow the scheme and if depsite that, he does not follow the same, he will be imposed a fine of Rs 2,000," Rai told reporters here.

Slamming Goel, Rai alleged that his statement to break odd-even rules shows his "frustration" at being sidelined by BJP.

"Taxpayers' money is being spent every day on publicising Kejriwal's photos. If he is so convinced about the scheme, then why spend crores of rupees on publicity and not implement it permanently?" Goel had said.

Delhi government's odd-even scheme is all about "maximum publicity, minimum effect", he had said.

Goel had alleged that the taxpayers' money was not only being "misused" on "ridiculous" advertisements in Delhi but also to "publicise" Kejriwal's image in other states for "political gains".


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