In utter disregard for traffic norms and safety, Puducherry Chief Minister has sat on a protest outside the Raj Bhawan wearing black clothes urging the Central Government to recall Governor Kiran Bedi.
Puducherry CM V. Narayanasamy protests outside Raj Bhawan wearing black clothes urging the Central govt to recall Governor Kiran Bedi. He urged that helmet enforcement rule by DGP be taken up in a phased manner in the state. pic.twitter.com/CLu3ErQ6Mj
— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2019
He is demanding that the helmet rule, where two-wheeler riders, as well as pillion riders, should wear helmets, be implemented in a phased manner. A few days back, Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi, in an attempt to improve road safety, had taken it upon herself and got on the streets, urging citizens to wear the helmet and explaining to them the importance of wearing a helmet.
When there’s no culture of wearing a helmet in Puducherry and its CM keeps stalling enforcement & every 3rd day there’s a fatal accident, due to non wearing of a helmet,where does one begin?Giveup or take it in one’s own hands as well,alongside challenging enforcement agencies? pic.twitter.com/VQAUbYgUdU
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 10, 2019
Congress lawmakers in Puducherry, however, seem unhappy with the attempt of improving road safety. Many Twitter users expressed their shock at Congress leaders’ utter lack of regard for the law of the land.
Why ? Safety will come in phased manner ? Helmet is for safety of pillion riders. People will not understand so by enforcement only, we can change their behavior but this CM is having diff priority.
— Pavan K.Tiwari (@iPavanTiwari) February 13, 2019
Is there any reason or method to this protest madness….???
Helmets are life saving – instead of supporting the implementation of traffic rules – an elected representative wants to stagger the implementation – doesn’t he wish the citizens well….??? https://t.co/exeb3SWt6c
— Dr. S. Raghavachari (@DrSRaghavachari) February 13, 2019
An elected CM on protest against a law meant to save citizen’s lives!! That’s a new low in Indian politics. Let that sink in!! Clearly lives of citizens or soldiers don’t matter to @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi or their acolytes!! #Shameless #Congress https://t.co/53a8jdqnpx
— Somil Agrawal (@somilagrawal) February 13, 2019
— India First 🇮🇳 (@KetanPatel51) February 13, 2019
And of course, some Twitter users could not help but crack jokes at the dharna-politics.
Every other CM was protesting so he also wanted to join some protest, so protest against Helmets for riders. https://t.co/jMiOHLLmcp
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) February 13, 2019
Considering chief ministers of many states where the ruling parties are part of ‘United Opposition’ are protesting against something or the other, the Puducherry chief minister just felt a little left out.