Published On : Tue, Mar 21st, 2017

Cong, NCP join hands to end lal batti culture

The Congress Party on Tuesday said the red beacon culture should end in all the states to maintain equality in the nation.

Congress leader PL Punia told ANI that the decision to end the red beacon culture has been taken by the Punjab Government and it has shown the right path.

“This is the decision of Captain Amarinder Singh. If it takes place in Uttar Pradesh, we would welcome that. Putting the red or blue light on the vehicles show they are different from others. Everyone is equal in India. The difference that is caused due to the red beacon culture should end,” he added.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) also lent its voice saying the idea should be discouraged as it causes inconvenience to the commoners and also cost the government.

“Look at the contrast. The newly-elected government in Punjab immediately has decided to do away entirely with read beacon. The Supreme Court also has expressed its anguish with regard to so many vehicles on the streets belonging to various ministers and executive officers. It should be discouraged because it is causing inconvenience to the common people and also costing the government,” NCP leader Majeed Memon told ANI.

Asserting that the days of pomp and dignity are gone, the NCP leader said Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti must go to London and see that even its mayor would drive an ordinary car