Claiming that special privileges he enjoyed at airports were not given to him with his consent, Robert Vadra has hit out at the Centre over facilities like free access to airport terminal building enjoyed by MPs and other VIPs.
“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,” 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.
The issue of exemption of Vadra from frisking and checking at airport has been raised many times.
Without naming Civil Aviation Minister Ashok GajapathiRaju, he took a swipe at him. Vadra said, “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,” he said.