Karnataka chief minster HD Kumaraswamy has been slapped with two notices for violating traffic rules. He was caught by the cameras while he was using his cellphone while driving and over-speeding in his car. The combine fines is Rs 300, which the chief minister is yet to pay
Bengaluru: You might hold high offices, but when it comes to rules, a rule is a rule even for a fool! This is what HD Kumaraswamy, the chief minister of Karnataka, has learnt!
As strange as it may sound, the traffic police have slapped Kumaraswamy with two notices for having allegedly violated traffic rules. The chief minister uses his own car, refusing to use the one the government gives. He was caught using his cellphone while at the wheels on February 10 and was also caught over-speeding at Basaveshwara circle on February 22.
Maybe the chief minister thought he would not be booked because of the virtue of his position, but fortunately or unfortunately, technology doesn’t differentiate. The automated enforcement cameras have indeed caught the chief minster unawares! And keeping this as the proof, the traffic police were forced to issue notices to Kumaraswamy.
As per the notices issued, Kumaraswamy has to cough up a fine of Rs 300. These fines were automatically generated by the enforcement cameras, but interestingly, the chief minister is yet to pay the fine.
Interestingly, neither the political parties nor the traffic police agreed to comment on the issue.
Ever since Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the chief minister after BS Yeddyurappa failed to prove his majority, he continues to stay at his personal house in JP Nagar. As per protocol, he is given a bungalow near Vidhana Soudha, but he continues to stay at his private home. Not just that, he uses his own car for his engagements.
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Last Updated Mar 18, 2019, 4:21 PM IST