November 9, 2020

Himanta Biswa Rides Scooter Without Helmet in Rally, Says Pablo Picasso Once Said "Youth Has No Age"

Guwahati: Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday kicked up a row by riding a scooter sans helmets during a bike rally at Bhairabkunda in Assam’s Uldalguri district.

Minister Sarma was in Udalguri district for addressing multiple Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) election rallies.

In a tweet the minister wrote, "Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday kicked up a row by riding a scooter sans helmets during a bike rally at Bhairabkunda in Assam’s Uldalguri district.

He also shared a video of the bike rally, where he was seen riding a blue-colored scooty with a man riding pillion without a helmet.

Minister Sarma was in Udalguri district for addressing multiple Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) election rallies."

It is to be mentioned that according to Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019, it was mandatory for drivers and pillion riders to wear helmets. A violation of the rule attracts a penalty of Rs 1,000.

Also Read: Assam: Section 144 Imposed in Parts of Guwahati

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