New Delhi: Portraying themselves as the proud representatives of the common man in the Parliament, a few Members of Parliament are not ready to be identified as common man.

The age old lure of ‘lal batti’ was evident on Friday as some of the MPs expressed their desire of having a red beacon on their cars.

Led by Congress MP Avtar Singh Bhadana , few MPs including J P Agarwal, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, Mausam Nur, Lal Singh, Ratna Singh and many more submitted a petition to the Chairman of the Privileges Committee demanding they be given the due privilege of having red beacons on their vehicles.

However, MPs like Mohan Singh (SP), Sahnawaj Hussain (BJP) and Sanjay Jaiswal have criticized the move.

The move came in the wake of challans slapped by Delhi traffic police against MP’s who illegally used red beacons on their cars.

Presently, only ministers have been given the privilege of using ‘lal batti’ on their cars.

However, breaching the rules many MPs and MLAs across the country have developed the tendency of using it on  their vehicles. After the stringent action of Delhi traffic police against errant MPs, such actions were in control in the national capital.

(JPN/Bureau)