Tuesday, January 08, 2019

"Will Soon Be VIP Again": Ram Vilas Paswan On Privileges At Patna Airport

Patna:  Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan was on Monday spotted at the at Jayaprakash Narayan International airport in Patna walking down from the tarmac, raising questions over his VIP status.
In the past, Mr Paswan has availed VIP privileges which allowed him to use a ferry vehicle of the airport to go up to the tarmac to board an aircraft.

However, the minister claimed that his VIP status has not expired.

"The facilities given to me at the airport here were for a period ending on December 30 and I could not apply for renewal on time since I have been on the move. Do not worry, I will soon be a VIP again," he said.

"I do not face any difficulty in walking a few metres," he added.

Mr Paswan had gone to Patna on Monday morning to attend the last rites of former Union minister Jay Narayan Nishad. He returned to Delhi by an evening flight on the same day.
08/01/18 PTI/NDTV