Ministers entering the President’s House premises in luxury cars along with security was a common sight last evening in the Union Cabinet’s swearing-in ceremony, but among them there was one anomaly that won our hearts. 

BJP MP and former Minister of State, 47-year-old Mansukh L Mandaviya cycled his way to the Rashtrapati Bhawan for his oath taking ceremony.

Seeing him riding a bicycle was a familiar sight over the past five years, as he has always been popular for peddling his way to the Parliament to attend house sessions.


When reporters asked him if he will go for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on a bicycle, he said:

“For me it is not a fashion to go on a bicycle, it is my passion. I had always gone to the Parliament on a bicycle.”

He also explained the benefits of doing this.

“It is eco-friendly, it saves fuel and keeps you physically healthy.”

Twitter is all up praising the minister for his ‘green’ efforts.