Robert Vadra Hits out at Civil Aviation Minister

Robert Vadra has taken a swipe at Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju

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Robert Vadra (Photo: PTI)

Robert Vadra has taken a swipe at Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju over his remarks that MPs and other VIPs will continue to enjoy facilities including free access to the airport terminal building.

Watched on electronic media discussions again about my name on a list for special privileges at airports in India. I am glad that this formality has been removed, as this was created without my consent, by the security agencies, only to be followed when I would be travelling with SPG protectees. My existing security (personnel) are not allowed inside airports. But the same Minister and so called (important people in the ruling government) clearly admit to breaking all security norms and talk of complete entitlement, of all privileges. Hypocrisy of the highest limits – Robert Vadra said on Facebook.

Vadra said since he was not an SPG protectee, his children and he have always travelled like ordinary passengers, following all rules and norms of security checks, from removing of coats, belts, clearing bags, etc like they would follow at any airport, world over.

Vadra’s Facebook Post
Vadra’s Facebook Post

Vadra’s reaction came a day after the government told Lok Sabha that MPs and other VIPs will continue to enjoy facilities
like being served tea, coffee and water free of charge at airports besides free access to the terminal building as there was no move to scrap these privileges.

They will also have reserved lounge facilities at international and domestic terminals, Raju said in a written reply.

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