Vadra's exemption from being frisked at airports likely to endSeptember 15, 2015 21:56
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today hinted that Robert Vadra's exemption from being frisked at domestic airports could soon be withdrawn as he described the hue and cry over his no-frisking status a "non-issue".
Wondering why Vadra did not seek to remove himself from the elite list of people who are not frisked at domestic airports, Raju said he should have raised the issue during the previous regime which had given him such a privilege.
"First of all, if you look at Vadra (issue), is it an issue? How does it serve the Indian citizen," he asked.
When questioned whether the government is looking to remove Vadra from the no-frisking list after his public outbursts over the issue, Raju said, "I think it is happening."
"Tell me, first of all it is a non-issue... what's so special about the guy that we should specially treat him. I don't think there is anything special.
"... As far as we are concerned, it is totally a non-issue," he said.