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Khattar, party MLAs ride bicycles to Haryana assembly

india Updated: Aug 31, 2016 12:40 IST
Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other party members pedalling their way to the assembly in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(Photo: Twitter)

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with his cabinet ministers and party MLAs on Wednesday cycled to the legislative assembly in Chandigarh in a bid to encourage people to opt for eco-friendly transportation.

62-year-old Khattar and many others rode bicycles to cover the short distance of over one km from the chief minister’s residence to the assembly while some of the women MLAs travelled by e-rickshaws.

The chief minister later told reporters that they wanted to give a message to people to make more use of environment-friendly modes of transport.

He said though their gesture was “symbolic”, but they wanted to send a message that using bicycles is not only good for health, but also environment-friendly.

Notably, on the opening day of the monsoon session of Haryana assembly on Friday, BJP MLA Pawan Kumar Saini had pedalled around 110 km from his constituency in Kurukshetra district to reach the assembly in Chandigarh.

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45-year-old Saini was also among the group of MLAs who cyled to the assembly on Wednesday.