However, Korekar has mentioned his designation on the car in bold letters. Korekar was present at Balgandharva Rangmandir to attend a function that was organised to celebrate the 54th birthday of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. He parked his vehicle near the entrance of the auditorium.
When asked the reason why his vehicle didn’t have any number plate, the neta replied, “It’s a new vehicle and I am waiting for the number of my choice — 12. It’s just yesterday that the auction took place, and I assure you that by tomorrow I will put up the number plate.”
According to rules set by the Regional Transport Office (RTO), even if any vehicle is yet to receive the registration number, it is mandatory to at least have a temporary registration number sticker.
When contacted, Neelam Jadhav, police inspector of Deccan Traffic Division, under which Balgandharva Rangmandir falls, said, “The owner should have carried a temporary number plate
given by RTO. If any vehicle doesn’t have number plate, we can fine the owner Rs 2,000.” When Suresh Ghule, district president of the NCP, who came to know about the matter, he immediately called Korekar and reprimanded him. “Ajitdada himself wouldn’t tolerate such indiscipline. You should immediately put a number plate on your vehicle,” Ghule told Korekar, say sources.