Parrikar to travel by economy class, avoid security cover

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he would use the security cover only when necessary, and avoid using the special aircraft as far as possible.

Panaji: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he would use the security cover only when necessary, and avoid using the special aircraft as far as possible.

"I have not taken Z security cover in Goa. I would prefer to go around with minimum security. But in Delhi while travelling I have to take the security cover," Parrikar said, talking to reporters here.

He is visiting Goa for the first time after joining the Union cabinet. Parrikar, known for his non-fussy ways when he was the Goa Chief Minister, arrived here by an ordinary passenger flight.

"I will take the special aircraft only when I am visiting areas like Siachen, Twang or Kashmir. I won't use the special aircraft on the day-to-day basis," Parrikar added.

He also said he would prefer travelling by economy class.

As the Chief Minister, Parrikar had avoided taking elaborate security cover.

 

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