The 58-year-old BJP MP from Nagpur was seen riding his white scooter to the Sangh headquarters in Mahal area to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat amid efforts by the party to form government in Maharashtra.
When pointed out by journalists about him having violated traffic rules, Mr Gadkari refused to comment and entered the premises with a man riding pillion and another scooter in tow.
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh strongly reacted to the incident, saying it reflected the "attitude of the leader and the party".
It is not immediately known if Nagpur police is contemplating booking the Union Minister for violating traffic rules. According to Nagpur traffic police website, wearing helmet is compulsory and violators will be charged Rs 100 under Section 177 of the M V Act-1988.
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