No Helmet! Rahul Gandhi as Pillion Rider Violates Traffic Rules
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and party MLA from Rajasthan, Dheeraj Gujjar, were spotted riding a bike without helmets, a clear violation of the traffic rules. The Rajasthan Police is examining the issue after people on social media pointed out a photograph in which Rahul is seen riding pillion without a helmet.
“Rahul Gandhi travelled a few kilometres as a pillion rider on a motorcycle from Nimbaheda in Rajasthan up to the Madhya Pradesh border. Even a pillion rider in Rajasthan has to wear a helmet… we will look into the traffic violations,” said Superintendant of Police, Chittorgarh, Prasanna Khamesra.
The police official told reporters that there were reports that at one point of time, there were three passengers including Gandhi on the motorcycle. The pillion rider also need to wear a helmet, he said. “We will look into whether any traffic violation was committed,” he said. DSP Gopi Chand also said that the matter will be looked into.
Gandhi reached Udaipur by a chartered plane in the morning and from there left for Chittorgarh. From Chittorgarh he entered Madhya Pradesh aiming to meet the families of farmers who had died during recent protests in Mandsaur. Meanwhile, the BJP on Thursday described Rahul’s Mandsaur visit as a “photo opportunity”, and accused the Opposition of “fueling violence” under the garb of farmers protests that had spread to others parts of Madhya Pradesh.