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Kiran Bedi says 'careful choice' to not wear helmet, Twitterati call it 'publicity stunt'

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHEJI SABU
Published : Aug 20, 2017, 8:43 pm IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2017, 9:20 pm IST

Bedi went on a sudden inspection on Friday night and posted the picture on Saturday, in which neither she nor the rider wore helmets.

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi riding pillion during an inspection of Puducherry by night on Friday. (Photo: File)
 Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi riding pillion during an inspection of Puducherry by night on Friday. (Photo: File)

Puducherry: Soon after posting pictures of her surprise inspection on a two-wheeler to assess safety of women in the Union Territory late at night, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi was bombarded with questions by twitterati – where is your helmet.

Bedi went on a sudden inspection on Friday night and posted the picture on Saturday, in which neither she nor the scooter rider was seen in helmets.

Although, Bedi received appreciation for “being a caring and responsible citizen”, she was also criticised for violating traffic rules by not wearing a helmet. 

Bedi tried to explain her decision of not taking precaution, stating that it was "careful choice" made to appear vulnerable. However, this excuse did not go down well with the social media users.

"Not wearing helmet was a careful choice. Both wanted to appear vulnerable & wanted to see how we women driving a scooty at nite r looked at," Bedi tweeted.

Twiteratti rejected her explanation, calling it a publicity stunt. Many suggested her to do the 'right thing' by wearing a helmet.

Bedi, in a bid to hide her identity, had covered her face with a dupatta while taking the ride.

Tags: kiran bedi, twitterati, helmet, midnight inspection
Location: India, Puducherry, Pondicherry