Jammu and Kashmir chief minister today advocated removing the red beacons from official vehicles saying if the prime minister of the country does not need it, why should anyone else.
"It's amazing how some people are married to this symbol of power. If the PM doesn't need a red beacon why should anyone else," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.com.
Omar was responding to the Supreme Court ruling that only those persons holding constitutional post should be allowed to use the red beacons.
Omar said he is looking forward to removing the red beacons from his official vehicles.
"I look forward to instructing my people to remove the red beacons from my official vehicles also now," he said.
"I must admit I'll be happy to see this red beacon culture go. I never use one on my private vehicles and don't see the need for one anyway," he added.