NEW DELHI, April 27 - In protest against the ongoing odd-even scheme in the national capital, Tezpur MP R P Sharma on Wednesday rode a horse to the Parliament House before he was dismounted by Delhi Police and allowed to enter the premises.
Sharma created quite a flutter and sent the security personnel into a tizzy, when he appeared at the Parliament premises gates on a horse.
They acted quickly and politely asked him to dismount before he was allowed inside the gates.
Later, Parliament Secretariat official held a briefing and told newsmen that there was no provisions in the security manuals to allow horses inside the Parliament premises and therefore he was prevented.
Later, talking to newsmen, Sharma said that he rode the horse, which he hired from Noida as a mark of protest against the odd-even scheme.
�There was no vehicle available and my own car is even numbered. I requested in vain for the Parliament ferry service but it did not turn up and taxi charges were very high. That is why I rode the horse to the Parliament,�� he explained.