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Andhra Pradesh follows Centre, bans blue beacon
Updated: May 06, 2017 16:55 IST

Andhra Pradesh [India], May 6 (ANI): In a bid to end the VIP culture in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Government on Saturday banned the use of blue beacon and hooters on cars belonging to dignitaries.

Patna (Bihar) [India], May 1 (ANI): While accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's instructions to put a ban on the red beacon in order to bring an end to VIP culture, the Congress on Monday demanded that the road blockade for the President and Prime Minister must also be banned.

New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Endorsing the ban on red beacon and an end of the VIP culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that new India is not about VIP but about EPI- Every Person is Important.

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], April 29 (ANI): Seemingly impressed with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) performance in the recently-concluded the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday gave a new connotation to the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and asserted that the MCD polls proved that it stood for 'Every Vote Modi'.

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): After the significant move to end VIP culture, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Sunday asserted that the new government is reviewing the project and the people have welcomed this decision too.

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Expressing his confidence over Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's governance, the Centre on Saturday said that Yogi is an honest person under whose leadership the Uttar Pradesh government will surely meet the expectations of people.

Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 21 (ANI): In wake of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's emphasis on eliminating VIP culture from Uttar Pradesh, an inspection conducted by a team of electricity officials revealed that former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has unpaid electricity bills worth Rs. 4 lakh.

New Delhi/Chennai [India], Apr 21 (ANI): Asserting that Centre's move to ban the use of red beacon in vehicles belonging to dignitaries would not end VVIP culture, the Congress on Friday said the decision was not taken after careful consideration, adding that the important functionaries of the government should have some privileges in an emergency situation.

New Delhi [India], Apr 20 (ANI): Welcoming the Centre's decision to ban the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that the government should take more such 'symbolic steps'.

U'khand CM removes red beacon from his car
Updated: Apr 20, 2017 10:13 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Apr 20 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday removed the red beacon from his car after Cabinet decision.

New Delhi [India], Apr 20 (ANI): Reacting to the Centre's decision to end the VIP culture and ban the use of red beacon on vehicles belonging to dignitaries, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan on Thursday asserted that VIP culture should go as he had always stood in support of abolishing the red beacon system.

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Apr 20 (ANI): After the Centre today came up with the decision to end the VIP culture and banned the use of red beacon on vehicles belonging to dignitaries, including the central and state ministers, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan followed suit and announced that he also wouldn't use the red beacon on his car, assuring that other ministers would also follow the decision.

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr 19 (ANI): The Centre today came up with the decision to end the VIP culture prevalent in India and banned the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including the central and state ministers. But what may attract more eyeballs is that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has been practising the same since the past eight years.

New Delhi [India], Apr 19 (ANI): Justifying the move to ban the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including the central and state ministers, the government on Wednesday said that VIP culture is not good for the Indian democracy.

Govt. bans use of red beacon by VIPs from May 1
Updated: Apr 19, 2017 13:53 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 19 (ANI): In what could be seen as a major step towards ending the VIP culture prevalent in India, the government on Wednesday banned the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including the central and state mi

New Delhi [India], Apr. 7 (ANI): Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister(MSME) Kalraj Mishra on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ending VIP culture by shunning traffic restrictions to receive Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the airport this afternoon.

New Delhi [India], Apr. 7 (ANI): In the wake of the ongoing controversy over the VVIP culture, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Friday stated that MPs are being considered a 'soft target' for scrutiny by the media and general public alike.

TMC MP Dola Sen delays AI flight
Updated: Apr 07, 2017 17:04 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 7 (ANI): In yet another reminder of the VVIP culture, Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen on Friday delayed the Air India flight from Delhi to Kolkata by 30 minutes after refusing to abide by the security protocols.

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Refuting allegations of riding alone in an air bus from the Patna airport to a Jet Airways flight, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hukumdev Narayan Yadav on Monday said it is a sheer lie.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): In a grim reminder of the VVIP culture, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit an Air India staff with his slipper over business class sitting issue.

Punjab [India], Mar.19 (ANI): Hailing the decision of newly formed Punjab government to completely shun the VIP culture, the Congress has called on the entire nation to support this decision, adding that the grand old party will fulfill its promises made to people of the state, unlike BJP.

Air India passengers face brunt of VIP culture
Updated: Jan 09, 2016 10:22 IST

Bhopal/ Bhubaneswar, Jan.9 (ANI): In another case of inconvenience being created because of VIP culture, Air India passengers were left stranded after a flight on Friday from New Delhi to Bhopal was delayed for seven hours following a holdup by some politicians.

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): Referring to Robert Vadra's name being dropped from the 'No-Frisk' list, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra on Wednesday said the government doesn't propagate any kind of VVIP or VIP culture.

Chennai, July 8 (ANI): Criticising the 'VIP culture', social activist Sudha Ramalingam on Wednesday said that BJP MP Hema Malini's tweet, where the thespian blamed the father of the victim for the accident in Rajasthan's Dausa district, has come from a person who wants to avoid being criticised.

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Thursday called for an end to the VVIP culture following the recent controversy surrounding Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi who claims to be the country's 'pradhan sevak' must answer as to how his own Cabinet colleagues are flouting the norms.

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): Congress leader P.L. Punia on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the apparent 'VIP culture' practiced by ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Fadnavis would never promote 'VIP culture': BJP
Updated: Jul 01, 2015 11:02 IST

Nagpur, July 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that Devendra Fadnavis would never promote 'VIP culture'; after reports stated that the Maharashtra Chief Minister had delayed an Air India flight by about an hour.

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The Congress Party on Wednesday said that Bihar MP Pappu Yadav should have been arrested for his uncalled for behaviour with an air-hostess on a Patna-Delhi flight and called for an end to the VIP culture giving undue privileges to the ministers.

New Delhi, Apr. 6 (ANI): Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Monday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has emerged as the worst example of whatever they have criticized in the past, including 'VVIP culture.'

New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): The Congress party on Sunday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi of subscribing to the practice of 'VIP culture', alleging that the event to launch an anti-corruption helpline in the city, which had been organised by the latter, had separate entries for VIP and VVIP card holders.