New Delhi, Sep 26, 2019-
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday took to Twitter and slammed the media for spreading false information about the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019.
In his tweet, Gadkari shared the post of a news channel and wrote in the caption: “I am sorry, today again some friends of our media have made fun of a serious subject like road safety law.”
“I request you to not create confusion among people by spreading false information on such a serious issue related to people’s lives,” he tweeted.
A prominent Hindi news channel published a story on their website with the headline, “New Motor Vehicle Act: You may have to pay penalty for wearing half-sleeve shirts.”
A Twitter user replied on Gadkari’s post: “Why is the media not getting warning for spreading these nonsense? Doesn’t democracy have any limit?”
“Come on India, after 1 year u will be proud of traffic discipline here to Europe n America. Please pledge to follow traffic rules,” another user replied. (Agency)
मुझे खेद है, आज फिर हमारे मीडिया के कुछ मित्रों ने सड़क सुरक्षा कानून जैसे गम्भीर विषय का मजाक बनाया है। मेरा सबसे आह्वान है, लोगों की जिंदगी से जुड़े इस गम्भीर मसले पर इस प्रकार गलत जानकारी फैला कर लोगों में भ्रम ना पैदा करें। pic.twitter.com/MTSOxWxiqM
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) September 24, 2019