A town-primarily based advocate filed a case in opposition to Girish Bapat, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) candidate from Pune Lok Sabha seat, for allegedly carrying extra people than the permissible restrict in his open automobile on the day of filing the nomination papers.
The Motor Vehicles Court, Pune, has admitted the case beneath segment 123 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
The petition filed by using advise Wajed Khan Bidkar says that Bapat isn’t only a senior leader of the ruling celebration, however also a cupboard minister and parent minister of the district. Still, he violated the regulation by permitting greater than 10 people in his open vehicle. All the campaigners have been standing at the same time as traveling inside the vehicle.
Bidkar in his complaint said, “Bapat’s rally atop the car started from Kasba Peth and ended close to district collector’s workplace in Bund Garden vicinity on April 1. During the rally, human beings had been mountain climbing at the car to provide bouquets and garlands. The said act became additionally obstructing the vehicular site visitors. Bapat’s act may be emulated by other humans within the metropolis, as he’s a superstar.”
The criticism similarly says, “There became massive police bandobast at the rally. However, they did now not pay any heed to the violation. They even didn’t warn the birthday celebration workers. Many have been traveling at the jogging board at the top and on the bonnet of the automobile.”
Talking to Mirror, Bidkar stated, “I had first of all approached Bund Garden site visitors police, but they refused to entertain the grievance because the culprit is a movie star. He must be punished below the regulation because it may be a lesson to different politicos who rampantly violate the traffic laws,” Bidkar stated.
When requested Pushkar Tuljapurkar, BJP spokesperson, stated, “It is proper that greater wide variety of people boarded the automobile. But the birthday party candidate Girish Bapat had no control over the scenario. Since he is a popular leader, followers have been excited to cheer for him. We do no longer experience it changed into a deliberate offense.”
“Seeing the group, even revenue minister Chandrakant Patil also stepped down from the vehicle and began walking. It changed into very difficult to convince party workers to chill out,” introduced Tuljapurkar.
The court is anticipated to take a selection at the case on Monday, the date of listening to.