Hefty Traffic Fines Are Not Always Solution, Won’t Impose It In Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 September 2019, 06:18 PM
Mamata Banerjee said the decision should not be taken unilaterally. (Image Credit: ANI)
Mamata Banerjee said the decision should not be taken unilaterally. (Image Credit: ANI)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Mamata said the decision should not be taken unilaterally.
    • She said new penalties under MV Act are very harsh.
    • Mamata also wished Malayalees a happy Onam.

Terming the increase in fine as ‘very harsh’, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that she would not implement in the state. “I can't implement this Motor Vehicle Act right now because our government officials are of the opinion that if we implement it will over burden people,” she said. 

“It’s very harsh. Decision should not be taken unilaterally. Hefty fines are not always the solution, things should be looked at from the humanitarian point of view as well,” she added.

Earlier, Mamata - who is a known critic of Modi-led government at the Centre – criticised the BJP for taking the credit of Chandrayaan-2 moon mission and indulging in a political vendetta by implementing the NRC in Assam.

The Trinamool supremo chose to attack the saffron party during a discussion in the assembly on a motion on the contentious NRC.

Hitting out at BJP for taking the credit on the moon mission hours before its soft landing on the lunar south pole, Banerjee said “Sometimes they (BJP) are pointing to the Chandrayaan-2 mission as if they are the first to have done so. This (research work) is going on for the last 60-70 years,” she said.

Meanwhile, she wished Malayalees a happy Onam and hoped that they would overcome the pain of destruction caused by flood in Kerala this year. She was also hopeful of a bountiful harvest in the state next year.

“Wishing my Malayalee brothers and sisters a happy #Onam. We are sure you will overcome the pain of the destruction caused by the devastating Kerala floods and prepare for a bountiful harvest next year,” Banerjee tweeted.

The annual harvest festival of Onam falls in the month of Chingam of the Malayalam calendar.

Onam, which is celebrated for 10 days, is popular for its secularity and inclusiveness. Kerala had witnessed severe flooding in August this year, following heavy rainfall.

Over 100 people lost their lives and several hundreds were displaced due to the flood.

First Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 05:57 PM
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