Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Tezpur, Assam, RP Sarma came to Parliament on a horse. However, Delhi police stopped him near Rail Bhavan and did not allow the horse to proceed towards Parliament. There was also a wooden board hanging from the neck of the horse that read “pollution free vehicle”, an apparent criticism of the Odd Even Scheme. When asked by journalists, Sarma said that he had an even number vehicle and cannot afford to buy another odd one to travel on odd days. Replying to questions about the availability of buses to ferry MPs from their homes, he said that there are “no buses” and insisted that there are “only few vehicles” to ferry the MPs, that prompted him to come to Parliament on horse.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Six Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses were converted to MP Specials to ferry MPs in view of odd even restrictions in the wake of the current session of Parliament beginning Monday. The Delhi government, however, scrapped on Wednesday the bus service following a poor response from Parliamentarians for two straight days.Watch: Another BJP MP Manoj Tiwari looked quite exhausted as he came to parliament on a cycle.Talking to the media, he said that ‘majboori’ forced him to take this step as he was left with no other option.‘I am following the odd-even rule. My car is even numbered and since today is odd day, I have come like this…I am not saying that this should become a tradition, but those who are interested can come like this,’ Tiwari said.BJP MP Vijay Goel, who had last week paid fine for deliberately violating the odd-even plan, today arrived in the Parliament with stickers displayed on his car opposing the rule.However, the Arvind Kejriwal Government had something to cheer about despite all criticism as there was another BJP MP Anshul Verma, who followed the odd-even scheme in Delhi by taking the special bus to Parliament.The MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi Lok Sabha constituency, however, said that he took the bus to mark his protest.Many MPs had protested against the odd-even scheme and demanded cabs to ferry them to the Parliament instead of the DTC buses.In view of the Parliament session, the AAP Government had rolled out special air-conditioned bus service to ferry the MPs.The ‘MP Special’ buses, however, lukewarm response from the parliamentarians.BJP MP Paresh Rawal had earlier on Monday violated the odd-even rule by reaching the Parliament in his even-numbered car following which he apologised to the Delhi Chief Minister.Going hammer and tongs against the Delhi Government over the move, several other MPs have accused Kejriwal of introduced this scheme to gain ‘cheap popularity’.The odd-even rules, whose violation attract a penalty of Rs. 2,000 under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, are applicable between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. except on Sundays.With inputs from agencies


Watch | Odd-Even effect: BJP MP RP Sarma rides a horse to parliament