Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi on Friday announced that the traffic police will not charge fines from citizens till October 27 in view of Diwali.
Gujarat Traffic Police will not charge fine from citizens from October 21 to 27. (File photo/PTI)
By India Today Web Desk: In view of Diwali, Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi on Friday stoked a controversy by announcing that the traffic police will not charge fines from citizens from October 21 to 27.
Speaking at an event in Surat, Harsh Sanghavi said, “Starting today, 21st October, until 27th October, Gujarat Traffic Police will not charge any fine from citizens. This does not mean you (the public) should not follow traffic rules, but if you make a mistake, you will not be paying a fine for it.”
This announcement drew a barrage of criticism on social media from citizens as well as politicians.
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani tweeted, “Elections can make you do many things !”
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Singh Chaudhary lashed out at the ruling BJP party and tweeted, “What rubbish is this! Endangering lives of motorists for votes!! Is this why EC delayed polls so such ridiculous #revdi could be scattered? #RoadSafety”