Delhi's odd-even formula: Robert Vadra says VIP exemption hypocrisy; BJP, AAP slam him

"Odd and Even ways!! Creating parallel lists of exemption, is complete hypocrisy," Vadra wrote in Facebook.

IANS| Updated: Dec 26, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Saturday criticised the Delhi government`s move to spare VIPs from the odd-even vehicle scheme, terming the move "complete hypocrisy". His remark attracted criticism from the BJP and the city`s ruling AAP.

"Odd and Even ways!! Creating parallel lists of exemption, is complete hypocrisy," Vadra wrote in Facebook.

"If a law is implemented in the interest of the people, we all must adhere, and not be VIPs," he added.

Reacting to Vadra`s comment, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said: "What an irony. Robert Vadra all his life took privileges for not being an ordinary citizen and he is making a comment about exemptions. I think it is an irony and it raises more questions about him."

Attacking Vadra for his remark, Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh at a press conference said: "He is a symbol of hypocrisy. Robert Vadra has no right to speak on this subject like this because he himself is a VIP without a reason. He has been a celebrity all his life and enjoyed being a VIP."

The Delhi government on Thursday announced the modalities of its ambitious traffic rationing scheme to battle record pollution levels in the city. The odd-even formula will be tried on a pilot basis for 15 days starting on January 1.