Diwali freebie in Gujarat, No fine on traffic violations for 7 days

Starting today, 21st October, until 27th October Gujarat Traffic Police will not charge any fine from citizens.

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Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi has announced that no fine will be levied for traffic rule violations in the state from October 21 to 27. He said it’s “one more pro-people decision” by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

However, it comes ahead of elections due by the end of the year. As BJP hopes to retain its decades of hold on the state, it is trying to use every opportunity which comes its way.

Furthermore, the home minister tweeted, “Don’t use the decision to break the law,” the minister said in a video he tweeted with the announcement. “If someone breaks the rules, the Gujarat police will persuade them not to, by giving flowers.”

In his tweet he said, Diwali is the festival of lights… and comes with the colors of Rangoli, lots of sweets, and the excitement of lamps and crackers.”

No fine for traffic violations in Gujarat for 7 days

Though many Ministers in Gujarat said that this is one more pro-people decision of Bhupendra Patel ji, many people were unhappy with the decision.

In reaction, while many people on Twitter welcomed the move — saying it’d encourage people to follow rules voluntarily — there were many who said it’d lead to worsening of the traffic mess in cities.

Stand and watch the traffic at a traffic signal someday,” one suggested to the minister. “This decision is unfair. No one will fear the law. As a result, accident rate will increase,” posted another.

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