MUMBAI: The Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Mundey is illegally using Delhi SUV in Mumbai with red beacon on it. AAP have considered it as a "common practice" for VVIPs of the BJP-Sena government.
AAP spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon said, “The vehicle is registered under the name of Radico NV Distilleries which is an Aurangabad-based company where Ms Munde's husband, Charudatta Palwe is a Director.”
"It has been reported that her (Pankaja Munde's) Range Rover is the most expensive vehicle in use by any minister. However, while Ms Munde can easily afford an expensive vehicle, what she cannot afford is to pay state taxes."
"Her Range Rover with license plate DL 12 CD 1212, used continually with a red beacon, is registered in Delhi under the name of Radico NV Distilleries which is an Aurangabad-based company where Pankaja Munde's husband, Charudatta Palwe is a Director," Ms Menon stated.
"No NOC has been applied to transfer the vehicle to Maharashtra", AAP wrote to Delhi transport ministry.
"If a common citizen were to continually use a vehicle registered in another state, without transferring the vehicle and without paying state taxes, there would be swift action against him or her. But our high profile Minister Pankaja Munde is avoiding state taxes by openly plying a Delhi-registered vehicle on a continuous basis in Maharashtra, without paying Maharashtra taxes, and with an illegal red beacon to top it all," she said.
Ms Menon added that “The Aam Aadmi Party viewed it as an example of moral bankruptcy of the BJP-Sena ministers who flout all rules despite being continually accused in one scam after the other".
"However, we are certain that no action will be taken because under Modi Sarkar, only AAP MLAs get arrested and all BJP ministers get clean chits," she alleged.