Patna, Bihar: Refusing to PM Modi’s order which stated all individuals equal, Rashtriya Janta Dal leader Bhai Birendra on Monday refused to remove a red beacon atop his vehicle, stating the order was not given by Bihar Government.
“Which cabinet decided this? Why Bihar will follow any decision by the Delhi Cabinet. If our Bihar state government will pass this order then only we will follow the rule. I won’t remove the Red Beacon from my car,” RJD leader Bhai Birendra told a news agency.
PM Modi government banned the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including the central and state ministers and other VVIPs from May 1.
The ban applies to union ministers, chief ministers, state cabinet ministers, bureaucrats and judges of the High Court and Supreme Court. On last Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that new India is not about VIP but about EPI- Every Person is Important.
Speaking in the 31st edition of his monthly radio programme Mann ki baat, he further said that people have developed a negative mindset for the VIP culture in the nation. “In our country people don’t like the VIP culture.
I recently came to know that how intense it is. So the government banned the use of Red Beacon Atop the vehicle of ministers no matter how prominent leaders they are,” the Prime Minister said. Backing the ban on red beacon, Prime Minister Modi earlier said that every Indian is special and a VIP.