The Delhi government's latest advertisement on 'odd-even' scheme featuring chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in 'muffler-man' avatar, was on Thursday pilloried by the BJP and Congress for having "blatantly circumvented" the Supreme Court guidelines and violated the "spirit of law".
With his back towards the camera, Kejriwal appears in the ad with a muffler wrapped around his neck and head and praises the efforts of traffic police and volunteers in making the car rationing scheme a success.
Kejriwal, who appears inseparable from the accessory during the winter months, says "we need to win the minds" of people and advises volunteers not to fight with violators.
In the 1 minute 32 seconds advertisement, Kejriwal also narrates the tale of a certain volunteer, who apparently managed to change the heart of an errant motorist by politely nudging him to follow the scheme.
"If you spot a violator, fold your hands and politely remind him. No need to fight or argue. Just tell him that you have probably taken out the wrong numbered car by mistake," said Kejriwal.
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