New Delhi, Nov 4: BJP leader Vijay Goel on Monday protested against the Delhi government's 'odd-even' scheme, and termed it as an 'election stunt'.
The Rajya Sabha MP who left his house in an odd numbered car to protest against the odd-even scheme, was issued a challan of Rs 4,000 for violation of the scheme. He took out his orange-coloured car which has a number plate ending in an odd number.
Talking to mediapersons, Mr Goel said, 'I will violate the odd-even scheme, it's an 'election stunt'. This scheme is just a gimmick, they (Delhi Government) themselves say pollution is due to stubble burning, then how does this scheme help? I am ready to pay the fine for violation.'
'Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is only wasting money in advertisements, he has not done anything for the pollution in past five years,' he charged. Earlier, Mr Goel tweeted, 'I along with @ShyamSJaju will drive my car to ITO to oppose #OddEvenNatak today 4th Nov at 12:00 noon from my residence.'
'Vehicles contribute to 28 per cent of pollution levels in Delhi, in which cars contribute only 3 per cent. This comes to cars contributing 0.84 per cent to total Delhi pollution which means this #OddEven is leaving 99.58 per cent causative agents of Delhi pollution untouched.#OddEvenNatak,' he said in a tweet.
With a view to bringing down levels of air pollution, the 12-day long odd-even drive in the national capital commenced at 0800 hrs on Monday. The scheme will be implemented till November 15.
The scheme will be applicable from 0800 hrs to 2000 hrs, except on Sundays and violating the scheme will incur a fine of Rs 4,000. (UNI)