Robert Vadra
Robert Vadra (file picture)

With Delhi's odd-even traffic formula to curb pollution in the city is all set to be enforced from 1 January, Robert Vadra has flayed the Arvind Kejriwal government, calling it a hypocrisy to exempt VIPs, said reports.

On Saturday, Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, took to his Facebook page to slam the Delhi government's decision to exempt VIP vehicles saying everyone shoud adhere to the law as it is being implemented in the interest of the common people.

"Odd and Even ways !! Creating parallel lists of exemption, is complete hypocrisy. If a law is implemented in the interest of the people, we all must adhere, and not be VIPs, (sic)" he posted on his Facebook page.

The new law, which allows vehicles of odd and even numbers to ply on alternate days, is aimed at bringing down pollution levels in Delhi. However, recently, the Aam Aadmi Party government exempted VIPs from this scheme.

The President, vice-president, prime minister, chief justice of India, Supreme Court judges, Lok Sabha speaker, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, Union ministers, leaders of the Opposition in Parliament, governors, chief ministers (except Kejriwal himself) and emergency vehicles are exempt from the scheme.

About 20 categories of vehicles, including two-wheelers, women drivers and hybrid cars, have also been exempted from the list.

A fine of Rs 2,000 is being considered for violation of the law.