Apparently the Delhi government is mulling exempting women drivers who are alone from the odd-even rule. This hasn’t gone down well with Chetan Bhagat.
Since the AAP-ruled Delhi government decided to implement the odd-even number car rule in the national capital, Bhagat has been staunch in his criticism of the decision, through a series of tweets.The odd-even scheme for plying of private vehicles in the city will be in force from 8 am-8 pm from January 1 for an initial period of 15 days and there will be no restrictions on vehicular movement on Sundays, the Delhi government has said.Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also assured Arvind Kejriwal of full assistance in enforcing the odd-even scheme in the city.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As many as 4000 additional buses will be pressed into service by Delhi government, as part of its efforts to strengthen the public transport, from January 1, when the odd-even scheme for plying of private vehicles will come into force.Read: When Chetan Bhagat got trolled for commenting on #DelhiOddEvenLogicBhagat though doesn’t seem to be able to get over the issue. On Thursday, he went a step further in his criticism and tweeted, ” So odd-even rule doesn’t apply to women only cars, for safety. Because men, you know, can never be robbed, attacked, feel unsafe or killed.”Bhagat obviously feels that the special exemption granted to women isn’t fair to men. But at least this time, the novelist might have created unnecessary furore. Those who commented on his tweet certainly thought the novelist was taking a cheap shot.I am not sure of the veracity of this claim, but it’s a massive put down.Shree Manu dismisses Chetan Bhagat’s worries.Laxit Parsana reminds Bhagat that he lives in Mumbai and Kejriwal doesn’t.Anil Acharya is candid about what he thinks of Bhagat’s comment.Jules Derek has some advice for Bhagat:Bharat Kavade agrees.(The fake) Yash Chopra asks Chetan an interesting question.Zeeshan warns Bhagat not to destroy his image.Nitin Chavan exposes the absurdity of Bhagat’s logic.Bandy Banerjee asks Bhagat to offer solutions instead of criticising.
While Chetan Bhagat got more support than ridicule when he first spoke out against those claiming that intolerance was growing in India, he seems to be losing support quickly now. Even his initial opposition to the odd-even car rule was far better received than his latest tweet. Perhaps he really needs to introspect for once.