Paresh Rawal apologises for odd-even violation

BJP’s parliament member and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal on Monday apologised to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violating the odd-even motor vehicles scheme and said it was a “serious blunder”.
“Made a serious blunder. Sorry to Arvind ji and Delhiites,” the Bharatiya Janata Party MP tweeted, after he was fined over breaking the rule.
Rawal travelled to parliament in his personal car with an even number plate but Monday being an odd number date, vehicles only with odd number plates were allowed to ply on the roads in the national capital.
The Delhi government had also announced a special DTC bus service for MPs to reach parliament that resumed its budget session from Monday.
On Sunday, some Lok Sabha members sought relief from odd-even 2.0 even as Arvind Kejriwal led-Delhi government said that the rate of compliance this time has been higher than the first edition.
5,814 challans were issued in the first nine days this time against 6,768 challans issued in the corresponding period in the last installment.
In a meet chaired by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, lawmaker AP Jithender Reddy sought relief saying that some members were facing inconvenience due to it.
Sources said some other members at the all-party meeting supported the issue raised by Reddy, while Bhartruhari Mahtab of BJD did not agree saying members should cooperate and agree to the scheme that was aimed at reducing pollution and decongestion of the national capital.