Amid farmer agitation in Madhya Pradesh, tensions continue to simmer for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who was arrested by police on June 8 when he was on his to to Mandsaur to meet the family of deceased farmers. According to reports, the Rajasthan police is examining whether traffic rules were violated by the Gandhi scion, who visited the state on way to Madhya Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi and Dheeraj Gujjar, party MLA from Rajasthan, were spotted riding a bike without helmets, a clear violation of the traffic rules. Interestingly, the bike on which Gandhi can be seen sitting has no number on its number plate, instead it has ‘Jai shri Ram’ written over it.
SP, Chittorgarh, Prasanna Khamesra said that Gandhi had travelled a few kilometres as a pillon rider on a motorcycle from Nimbaheda to up to the Madhya Pradesh border. At the border, Rahul had alighted from the bike and walked into Madhya Pradesh, he said.
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The police official said that there were reports that at one point of time, there were three passengers including Gandhi on the motorcycle. The pillion rider also need to wear a helmet, he said.
“जय श्री राम” लिखी नंबर प्लेट की मोटर साइकिल पर मंदसौर चले….. राहुल गांधी
बिगड़ी CR ठीक होगी ….श्री राम जी की कृपा से ………???????
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“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.
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Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party 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.
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,” said Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu .