July 9, 2016
States should frame own Motor Vehicle norms: Mamata Banerjee
Lashing out at the Centre over its excessive interference that was affecting the federal structure, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that the Motor Vehicle Act does not give provision to deal with every traffic problem in the state.
She said Bengal, and other States, should have their own Act and frame rules and regulations to deal with the traffic problem.
“Motor vehicle laws are framed by the Centre. I believe that states must also have the power to make such laws. We will raise the issue of road safety in Parliament… We will not allow interference in the federal structure. I think states must have an Act,” she said.
The Chief Minister maintained, “We always appreciate good work. But excessive interference would affect the federal structure. Implementation of cess is a new technique to raise money. Money is being collected by implementing the higher rates of cess but the state government is getting nothing.”