Modifying the number plate with ‘Chowkidar’ on it costs BJP MLA in MP a court date. The Khandwa traffic police on Tuesday issued a fine against the MLA Ram Dangore for displaying “Chowkidar Pandhana’ just above the vehicle’s registration number plate.
He was fined for the violation of section 51 of the Motor Vehicle act for improper display of number plate on the front of the vehicle.
SP Bahuguna said, “MLA Ram Dangore’s vehicle was stopped on Monday evening by the traffic police for violation of Motor Vehicles Act. The size of the front number plate was not as per the rules and they have pasted a bigger sized plate just above the number plate in the name of Chowkidar Pandhana. Pandhana is the name of his constituency.
When the traffic police fined him he started arguing and refused to pay the challan. The police have to then send the fine through the court. The MLA has allegedly said that he was harassed as a part of a campaign against BJP members.
The MLA in a statement said “Traffic police personnel stopped my vehicle and said I couldn’t write Chowkidar on my vehicle as it was a violation of the model code of conduct (MCC). I told them that it is just a term and not associated with any political party. But they didn’t listen to me and asked me to pay the penalty. I asked them to show a ruling which suggests that displaying chowkidar is a violation of the MCC. When they failed to show me anything, they allowed me to go.”
Also, a video of the spat between the MLA and the cop went viral on social media.