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At the outset, let me express my sincerest thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet me in Nagpur on May 17th 2015. You gave me a patient hearing and assured me that my concerns with regards to freedom of movement of motor vehicles across all states, shall be addressed in the New Motor Vehicles Bill to be tabled soon in the Parliament.
While we may still be able to Drive Without Borders across states, I believe we may need to add Republic of Karnataka (RoK) as a signatory to the Motor Vehicles Pact inked recently amongst Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The BBIN pact needs to be expanded to BBINRoK pact.
As a citizen of Republic of Karnataka, I am forced to reach out to you because the Government of the Republic of Karnataka does not seem to want vehicles from the Union of India to ply in their Republic. I am not very well-versed in diplomatic relations between the Union of India and the Republic of Karnataka. I only hope that your good office would be able to negotiate a pact with the Republic, enabling vehicles from the Union of India to ply in the Republic of Karnataka without fear of being clamped down upon by over-zealous RTO officials.
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