Vijay Goel Vows to Defy Odd-Even Rule by Driving His Car in Delhi, Gets Trolled on Twitter
Vijay Goel (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, November 4: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel was trolled on Sunday when he announced on Twitter that he would defy the Odd-Even road rationing scheme, an anti-pollution measure announced by the Delhi government. In his tweet, Vijay Goel claimed that the Odd-Even scheme did not yield desirable results. He further said that he would defy the rule in protest against the road rationing scheme. Delhi Pollution: Air Quality Remains in 'Severe' Category in Lodhi Road Area, Odd-Even Rule Starts From Today.

"All environment-related organisations have concluded that the Odd-Even was not fruitful. To protest against this Odd-Even drama, I will drive my car tomorrow," Goel tweeted on Sunday. On Monday, he said that he, along with Shyam Saju, will drive his car from his residence to ITO. Reacting to his tweet, netizens reminded the BJP leader that his attempt to protest against the scheme would only contribute to the rising pollution level. Twitterati trolled Goel with reports saying the Odd-Even formula helped to combat air pollution in Delhi.

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Goel, a Rajya Sabha member who is considered as one of the top faces in the race of being Chief Ministerial candidate for BJP, had also broken the odd-even rule and paid a fine of Rs 2,000 when the scheme was implemented by the Kejriwal government in April 2016. Apart from the general public and supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), even those who support the BJP went on to slam Vijay Goel over his bizarre idea of protest.

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The Odd-Even is a car rationing system where through vehicles running with number plates ending with even numbers like 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 will be allowed to run on even dates, while those with number plates ending with odd numbers like 1,3,5,7 and 9 will be allowed to run on odd dates. This is an attempt to curb the number of cars plying on streets and hence bring down the pollution emanating from vehicles to a certain extent.