Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today removed the red beacon from his official vehicle soon after the Narendra Modi government put a ban on it. The Union Cabinet, in a cabinet meeting today, had decided that beacon lights be removed from all vehicles in order to end the VIP culture.
Official vehicle of Mahasrashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis sans the red beacon. carThe decision was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference today afternoon.
Sources told India Today that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, though exempt from the new rule, also plans on giving up the beacon atop his car.
Fadnavis even took to Twitter and said that he has stopped using the red beacon atop his car to celebrate the epic step for strengthening our democracy.
&; Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 19, 2017
Union ministers Mahesh Sharma and Vijay Goel also removed red beacons from their respective vehicles after the cabinet decision.Red beacon being removed from Union Minister Mahesh Sharma's car.