Lalu denied tarmac access: RJD submits adjournment motion in Lok Sabha

| Updated: Jul 24, 2017 16:07 IST

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): In the wake of the Centre scrapping Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi's direct access to Patna Airport Tarmac, the party on Monday submitted a notice for adjournment motion in Lok Sabha. RJD Leader JP Narayan Yadav gave an adjournment motion notice to discuss withdrawal of the special privilege given to the Yadav's by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday condemned the order 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. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that 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. BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia told ANI 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 Centre on Saturday scrapped Lalu and his wife'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. (ANI)