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JD (U) condemns no tarmac access for Lalu at Patna airport

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 July 2017, 10:43 IST

With the Centre scrapping direct access for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi's to Patna Airport tarmac, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday condemned the incident and said rules and regulations should be same for all former chief ministers.

"Rules and regulations should be equal for all the ex-chief ministers. If this has been done only with Lalu Yadav then it is not correct," JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI.

Meanwhile the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the withdrawal of tarmac access for Lalu Yadav is a welcome sign, as it gives out a message that there is no space for VVIP culture in a democracy.

Speaking to ANI here, BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia said that the step initiated by the civil aviation industry asserts that every individual in a democratic nation is important.

"It is a very welcome step by the civil aviation ministry and it also sends out a strong message that every individual is important and there is no VVIP in a democracy. This principle needs to be followed," said Bhatia.

The Central Government yesterday scrapped Yadav's and his wife Rabri Devi's direct access to Patna Airport tarmac.

Their 'privilege' has been scrapped by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. This move has been taken as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim to end the VVIP culture rampant among politicians.


First published: 23 July 2017, 10:43 IST