Pune NCP neta drives without number plate

Jul 23, 2013, 01:27 IST | Niranjan Medhekar

It seems that Pune politicians believe that rules are meant to be broken. A case in point is of district president of NCP youth wing Rajendra Korekar, who is zooming around in a car that doesn't have a number plate.

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. 

What’s missing? District president of NCP youth wing Rajendra Korekar parked his vehicle near the entrance of Balgandharva Rangmandir 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.   

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