Roads in Ayodhya this week witnessed When the state’s law minister Brijesh Pathak finally emerged from Hanumangarhi and his carcade sped past the waiting queue of pilgrims.
It catches attention because the colourful convoy includes 36 cars in the motorcade painted in uniform colour and with uniform lettering indicating elections are round the corner.
Other cars Enroute were stopped by the state police as they turned from the highway to enter the city.
Reason is state’s law minister Brijesh Pathak was visiting Ayodhya, for a personal temple visit. The minister apparently had gone to the temple to pay obeisance and seek blessings before venturing out on the poll campaign.
Till the minister’s motorcade returned, no movement would be allowed. When inquired policeman present at spot informed that the minister, Brijesh Pathak, has just received Z category security in November.
Such vehicles are now a common sight in Uttar Pradesh, says locals.
Out of curiosity when Splco approached for legal opinion with experts for changing painting colours whether special permission is necessary or not .
Legal Experts admitted that any change in registered vehicles can be done only after obtaining permission from the RTO under the Motor Vehicles Act.
Failing which the law in fact prescribes a fine of Rs. 5,000 to Rs.10,000 for making Colour changes.
Also under the same act it requires for any private vehicles to be used for commercial purposes or for political campaign purposes permission is must.
Uttar Pradesh government has to be questioned for this trespass of act by media . But mostly north india based medias now become slavery to ruling benches observes persons in media industry itself . India present low status in press freedom index amply could confirm this ..
Chennaities during 1990s had encountered such nuisance of long wait when ADMK party supremo and then Cheif Minister ruled in Tamilnadu state and this long wait in 1996 become a poll issue that witnessed defeat of ADMK government where the CM candidate J.Jayalallitha herself trounced to then DMK candidate in Bargur constituency