Will add white tape on my name from VVIP list: Robert Vadra on 'no frisking privilege'

Two days after insisting that he is "not a VIP", Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday ridiculed government’s decision of not removing him from the elite "no-frisking" list at domestic airports.

Updated: Sep 14, 2015, 16:17 PM IST
Will add white tape on my name from VVIP list: Robert Vadra on 'no frisking privilege'

New Delhi: Two days after insisting that he is "not a VIP", Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday ridiculed government’s decision of not removing him from the elite "no-frisking" list at domestic airports.

Vadra, who has time and again courted controversies for criticising the NDA government, today wrote on Facebook: “Plan to visit every terminal in the airports in India and add a white tape on my name from the VVIP list and my signature on top!! So look out."

Vadra had on Saturday said that he wanted his name to be removed from the "no-frisking" list at the country's airports.

Vadra also expressed doubts about "double standards" of the government as on the one hand it says his name must be removed from the list and on the other it does not remove it from there.

"I am clear but wish the concerned authorities would understand that I am not a VVIP or a VIP," Vadra said in a statement here against the backdrop of the government saying that it has no plans to remove him from the 'no-frisking' list.

He added that it could also be part of a "conspiracy" to malign his image.

He said he must be treated as a common man at entry and exit points of airports across the country.

"Maybe I need to personally go to every airport and delete my name, will that work? Or is it a part of a larger conspiracy to malign my image... I am humble and as normal as any citizen, so please treat me like one, otherwise write every Indian citizens name on the VVIP, list and please stop wasting people's time."

Last week, the Civil Aviation Ministry said it has no plans to remove the name of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-from the elite "no-frisking" list at domestic airports.

"We are not withdrawing Robert Vadra's name from the list. It is not on our radar," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said.