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Modi govt banishes VIP red beacons, Congress calls it mere symbolism

Soon after the cabinet meet, several Union ministers removed beacons from their cars

IANS  |  New Delhi 

VIPs will not be allowed to flaunt red beacons atop their vehicles from May 1, the government announced on Wednesday, in a decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Congress termed it as mere "symbolic politics". The decision was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who informed the cabinet about it. Soon after the announcement, several ministers removed the red beacons from their vehicles. "From May 1, no red beacon will be allowed atop any official vehicle. There will be no exceptions," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here after the ...

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