Sumitra Mahajan gives up protocol vehicles, security personnel in view of model code of conduct

Sumitra Mahajan

File Image of Lok Sabha Speaker and BJP MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspPTI

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker and BJP MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan, on Saturday, returned police vehicles and security personnel provided to her as part of the protocol, in view of the Model Code of Conduct.

Mahajan, in a letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, said that she had stopped using the government vehicles from March 10 itself, when the Election Commission announced the date of Lok Sabah elections.

“In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, the model code of conduct has come into effect across the country since March 10. I have stopped using government vehicles from that day only. But being in the Constitutional post of the Lok Sabha Speaker, police vehicles and guards were accompanying my private vehicle,” the letter reads.

“In a peaceful and safe city like Indore, I do not need vehicles and guards given under protocol. I know that neither my candidature has been announced nor I have filled any election form and an official notice for Indore Lok Sabha elections Commission has also not been issued. I want to inform you that I am giving up these facilities,” she added in her letter.

Mahajan has been representing the Indore constituency of Madhya Pradesh since 1989. Elections in Indore will be held on May 19.