Mangaluru: MLA and former minister U T Khader opposed the move of collecting hefty penalty from the public as per the new Motor Vehicle Act and alleged that both union and state government is forcing the people to commit a crime.
Demanding postponement in the implementation of new Motor Vehicle Act for another six months and to reduce the penalty amount, Khader said, “ as per the new Act, the penalty has been increased by 10 times. Even for a simple violation of the traffic guidelines also, motorists need to pay a hefty penalty. In order to pay such a huge amount of penalty, traffic violator would indulge in a crime or illegal activities”.
Pointing out the examples of few other states like Goa, West Bengal, Kerala, and Madhya Pradesh, where the new Act has not been implemented so far, Khader questioned why Karnataka government has implemented the Act hastily? “Don’t treat the public as enemies. If the new Act would be implemented strictly, then the transport vehicles would put the burden upon the public. Hence, the ultimate sufferers would be the common people only”, he said.
Nalin should not tarnish the image of DK district
Informing about the statement of BJP state president Nanin Kumar Kateel, who alleged that Siddaramaiah’s conspiracy led Enforcement Directorate to arrest D K Shivakumar, Khader said, “ by giving baseless and irresponsible statements, Nalin is becoming the ‘joker’. We don’t like a person of Dakshina Kannada district to be named as joker as it is a dent on the image of our district. Hence, Nalin should not tarnish the image of DK district “.
Leaders like Ishwar Ullal, Prakash Shetty, Dinesh Rai among others were present.
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